142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Advances in Health Literacy (organized by HCWG)

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Wednesday, November 19, 2014: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
The purpose of this session is to focus on the significance of advanced communication and health literacy. The audience members will learn how to improve health communication materials, recruitment information, and educational tools. Explanations will be provided on how limited literacy populations process highly dense written material compared to material written at a sixth grade reading level. The audience will also learn how patients will be better prepared to review their patient materials to ensure health literacy and utilization of web-based recruitment materials for clinical trials.
Session Objectives: Differentiate between patient-centered language and preparation jargon. Understand complex responses to educational material in limited literacy populations, who are vulnerable to negative health events. Explain the importance of using health literate materials to improve patient education. Describe characteristics of health literate materials suitable for patient use.
Shalanda Bynum, PhD, MPH

Social media as a content and information dissemination tool for coalitions working with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) communities
Kuan-Lung Daniel Chen, MPH, CPH, Kate Moraras, MPH, Maureen Kamischke, Allan Gamboa, Isha Weerasinghe, MSc, Jeffrey Caballero, MPH, Joan Block, RN, BSN and Chari A. Cohen, MPH, DrPH(c)

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers