4377.0 Advances in Health Literacy: Current Research and Practice

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
This session will focus on research projects designed to assess or improve oral health literacy. Researchers have found that low literacy has a detrimental effect on general health and the use of medical services. Evidence from research in medical settings consistently highlights the importance of comprehension and literacy for patient compliance and increased positive health outcomes. Although much is known about medical health literacy, few studies that have systematically studied oral health literacy.
Session Objectives: Describe the impact of low literacy on general health. Discuss the effect of low literacy on the ability of vulnerable populations to access oral health preventive services.

Advances in health literacy: Current research and practice
Gary D. Podschun, Alice M. Horowitz, PhD, Jessica Lee, DDS, MPH and Linda Neuhauser, DrPH

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Organized by: Oral Health
Endorsed by: Social Work

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

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