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Community health center in Ghent, a city in Belgium. The center is located in an area with lots of migrants. It’s very multicultural. Unfortunately the poverty rate is much higher in our neigbourhood, compared with other places in Belgium. We are developing a program for children with obesity. Working together with general doctors, physical therapists and an exerise coach.
There’s definitely a lack of information that’s diverse and multicultural. All the pamflets, infographics, … are very “flemish”. Health literacy is very important with the patients, it’s always a search to find clear information that the patient will understand.
Develop own materials, with lots of pictures. We work with translaters, so the information can be told in their native language.