About This Hero
Bergen’s Promise is a non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the mental health and wellness needs of children with emotional and behavioral challenges, substance use issues, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Bergen’s Promise is committed to using clear communication and addressing the health literacy needs of the families they serve. Bergen’s Promise has carefully reviewed and revised all family-facing documents to ensure that they are written in plain language. The organization has also implemented health literacy screening; results were presented at statewide conferences to bring awareness to the health literacy needs of adolescents. Bergen’s Promise Behavioral Health Home champions health literacy everyday through its provision of quality health education and health promotion services that focus on skill-building and empowerment to help families better navigate the healthcare system, communicate with providers, and advocate for their family’s healthcare needs.