4019.0 Making Strides in Health Literacy to Improve Wellness Across the Lifespan

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This presentation will demonstrate how health literacy and an integrative health approach help to improve the overall health and wellness of communities. The presentation will also demonstrate a promising approach to assessing health literacy in telephone conversations and will offer guidance on tailoring communications about clinical trials participation. Additionally, the presentation will provide concrete practice and program development strategies to maximize learning opportunities with patients and study participants.
Session Objectives: Describe factors that facilitate the acquisition of health literacy skills Discuss how health literacy can be integrated into health education interventions

Significantly Improving Overall Health through Increased Health Literacy: The Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program (CRI LEP)
Chuck Palm, MPH, Andrew Pleasant, PhD, Jennifer Cabe, MA, Rainy Dawn Warf, MPH, CHES, Paloma Hernandez, MA MPH, Debbie Lester, Samuel DeLeon, MD, Amy Michael, Martha Gragg, RN MSN, Colleen Cross, MA, Nancy Johnson, RN PhD and Richard Carmona, MD MPH FACS
Identification of verbal indicators of health literacy during telephone counseling
Monica Allen, MPH, DrPH(c), Rena Pasick, DrPH and Carol Somkin, PhD
BEAN: An action-oriented and scientifically-based model for how people learn health literacy skills
Ariela M. Freedman, PhD, MPH, MAT, Kathleen R. Miner, PhD, MPH, MEd, MCHES, Katharina Echt, PhD, Hannah LF Cooper, ScD, SM and Ruth Parker, MD

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

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Chiropractic Health Care

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)