Online Program

Evaluating a comprehensive health literacy training program and a peer activation model

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Martha Romney, RN, MS, JD, MPH, Jefferson School of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
As a comprehensive state-funded health literacy initiative in Philadelphia, SEPA-READS (Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Enhancements Addressing Disconnects in Cardiovascular Health Literacy) uses the Expanded Chronic Care Model and Triple Aim emphasizing system change, the patient and provider care experience, and improved health outcomes. Consisting of train the trainer sessions in multiple Regional health Systems, and peer education programs in multiple community sites, SEPA-READS enhances the capacity of hospital and community service providers partnerships between health care systems, senior centers, adult literacy educators, and other organizations serving diverse populations. Program evaluation measures, processes and outcomes at both the healthcare system level (system environment, signage, staff training, patient satisfaction surveys, materials development, institutional policies, etc.) and consumer levels (knowledge, attitudes, intended behaviors) will be presented and lessons learned discussed.

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership
Advocacy for health and health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Program planning
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Describe the multidimensional components of evaluation of a health literacy training program. Design an evaluation program of addressing improving health literacy at the system and community level.

Keyword(s): Health Literacy, Health Behavior

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been working in communities in developing medical-legal partnerships and serve currently as the lead evaluator of the SEPA-READS project, focusing on program evaluation, environmental scans and policy changes.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.