4174.1 Making Strides in Literacy, Health Literacy, and Cultural Competency

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This session will discuss why local health departments need to provide language services for people with limited English speaking ability. It will go on to assess the language needs of communities where targeted interventions or mass public health response activities are held.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be better able to: • Evaluate the potential for using critical appraisal trainings to reduce health inequities • Define appropriate levels of readability for consumer health information published on the internet. • Discuss low budget, effective methods of teaching health literacy skills to youth living in underserved areas.

Local Health Departments and Services for those with Limited English Proficiency
Peggy Gallup, PhD, MPH, Annamarie Beaulieu, MPH, Meredith C. Ferraro, MS, PT, Ruthanne Marcus, MPH and Michael Pascucilla, BS Public Health, Certified Environmental Health Inspector
Ensuring Linguistic Access in a Coordinated Public Health Response: San Mateo County's H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinic Experience
Joe Balabis, MPH, CPH, Suvas Patel, MPH, Laarni San Juan, RN, MPH and Scott Morrow, MD, MPH, MBA
Comparison of the readability of consumer health information on the internet
Zara Risoldi Cochrane, PharmD, Philip Gregory, PharmD and Amy Wilson, PharmD
Critical appraisal training to expand health literacy and reduce health disparities
Donna H. Odierna, DrPH, MS, Jenny White, MSc, MPH, Lisa Bero Bero, PhD and Susan Forsyth, RN

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Social Work, Vision Care Section, Vietnam Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)