Sunday, 23 of November of 2014

Category » Health Literacy

National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy

The National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy lays out a vision and seven goals to create a health literate society. This workshop will discuss the development of the goals and strategies, the potential impact of the plan on policy, and its use in everyday practice.

Thursday, March 18, 4:15 – 5:15 pm

Boulevard B (2nd Floor)

Presenter:

Gary Podschun, Manager, Community Outreach and Cultural Competence Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations, American Dental Association (ADA)

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Critical Keys for Successful Health Literacy Partnerships

Literacy is a strong predictor of health status, more than age, income, race, ethnicity, unemployment status, or educational level. Half of U.S. adults have difficulty understanding health documents. This presentation focuses on 1) strategies for creating partnerships between literacy and health professionals, and 2) increasing communication between patients and providers.

Friday, March 19, 8:30 – 9:30 am
Northwest Two (Lower Level)

Presenters:

  • Carol Gabler, Consultant, Health Literacy Advancement, LLC
  • Sue McIntyre, Consultant, Health Literacy Advancement, LLC

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