Latinos are a particularly vulnerable underserved ethnic community, and may be more likely to distrust health care organizations, including academic and research institutions providing health services. The challenges to engaging with this population make it imperative that trust be established through understanding the language and partnering with natural community leaders who have an intimate understanding of the community’s strengths, needs and concerns.

To improve maternal mortality, we developed a FREE innovative curriculum* using an interactive learning module. The purpose of these items is to teach the basic concepts of postpartum education through a health literacy lens. All of the below items are meant to be used together. These items can be done as a 3-4 hours workshop or divided into a 2-part lecture. If divided into 2 parts, the Patient Efficacy and Advocacy section would be a good stopping point.