Online Program

Health Literacy: New Research and Best Practices (organized by HCWG)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Health literacy is an important predictor of health outcomes, and those who communicate with patients and communities must be sure to communicate in a way that can be understood by all. This session features presentations that explore how health professionals can assess health literacy and develop strategies for improving the health outcomes of those with low health literacy. Audience members will gain knowledge of innovative approaches for understanding health literacy and enhancing the effectiveness of materials for those with low health literacy.
Session Objectives: Describe how health literacy is related to various health outcomes. Identify ways to make health information easier to read and navigate for low literacy audiences and mobile device viewers. Understand how to assess eHealth literacy. Compare the roles of functional, communicative, and critical health literacy in informing children's conceptualizations of health, healthy bodies, and health practices. Demonstrate the importance of protocol development to screen for health literacy for patients discharged from the emergency department.
Philip Massey, PhD, MPH

A preliminary investigation of health literacy and health behavior in patients with hypertension discharged from an urban emergency department   
Jasmine Vickers, MPH, Alicia Streater, PhD, Arun Mallapareddi, MBBS, Laura Kivell, MSW, Joel Ager, PhD, Phillip Levy, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAHA and Julie Gleason Comstock, PhD, MCHES
Role of health literacy in parent medication beliefs   
Deesha A. Patel, MS, Michael Wolf, PhD, MPH, Lee Sanders, MD, MPH, Ruth Parker, MD, Laura Curtis, MS, Stacy Bailey, PhD, MPH and Shonna Yin, MD, MS

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

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Community-Based Public Health Caucus

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