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Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection

Are you curious as to why health communication and health literacy are connected? Do you want to be more effective in your written and verbal health written communication? This introductory class to health literacy and health communication will help you understand and raise your awareness of the complexity of these concepts. We will define health literacy, explore how communication and health literacy affects how a person makes health care decisions, discuss disparities in health literacy, and go over best practices for effective health communication. The class will introduce participants to online tools from the National Library of Medicine and other governmental and non-governmental sources that can help improve health communication and promote health literacy.
 

Objectives: 
  • Define health literacy​

  • Describe universal precautions for health literacy​

  • Name 3 components of clear health communication ​

  • Identify 3 online resources you can use as tools to promote health literacy​​​

Class Length: 
1 hour
Course Owner(s):
Nora Barnett, MSLIS, AHIP, Outreach Specialist
Instructor(s):
Nora Barnett, MSLIS, AHIP, Outreach Specialist
Continuing Education:

Sponsored by the Middle Atlantic Region, a designated provider of contact hours (CECH) in health education credentialing by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., this program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour. Advanced level continuing education hours are 0.

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

Past Classes

Are you curious as to why health communication and health literacy are connected? Do you want to be more effective in your written and verbal health written communication?

Upcoming Classes

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
CT
Instructor(s):
Nora Barnett