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Session: Health Literacy Implications for Impactful Intervention
5077.0: Wednesday, November 08, 2006: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Health Literacy Implications for Impactful Intervention
Low health literacy is linked to poor health outcomes and contributes to health disparities. Speakers in this session will describe several programs that are designed to aid individuals with low health literacy in achieving better health. The session will include discussion of how websites can be used to ameliorate health literacy issues.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: 1. Articulate strategies for creating lower literacy websites and understandable health information in Spanish for websites. 2. Identify the barriers to accessing care among individuals with low health literacy skills 3. Identify the advantages of using interactive, multimedia technology to overcome literacy, cultural, linguistic, and attention barriers.
Moderator(s):James Hyde, MA, SM
8:30 AMUsing participatory research methods to develop a low literacy breast health website tailored to the needs of sheltered women  [ Recorded presentation ]
Rickie O. Brawer, MPH, Leah Beck, MS, James Plumb, MD, MPH
8:45 AMRole of health communication video in improving health literacy and access to care  [ Recorded presentation ]
Laura L. Ours, MS, Jonathan P. Levin, MPH, Gary R. Black, BA, Charisse Jenkins, MSPH
9:00 AMUsability testing of Spanish language Web sites
Gabrielena Alcala-Levy, MA, Sally Crelia, MPH
9:15 AMCreating easy-to-read public health education materials to improve health literacy  [ Recorded presentation ]
Janis Biermann, MS, Pamela B. Harper, MPH, Karen Kroder, Stephen Abelman, MBA
9:30 AMCervical Cancer Screening Promotion Intervention for Low Literacy Latinas  [ Recorded presentation ]
Armando Valdez, PhD, Anna Napolis-Springer, PhD, Carol Somkin, Susan Stewart, PhD, Alvaro Garza, MD, MPH
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by:APHA-International Human Rights Committee; Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA