Health Literacy: A Tool for Effective Communication and Engagement


At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:

  1. Define the scope of health literacy beyond plain language;
  2. Describe three main strategies for using health literacy principles to communicate effectively with diverse communities;
  3. Identify resources to guide staff in becoming a health literate organization.

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Are you Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin? * (One or more categories may be selected)
What is your race? * (One or more categories may be selected)

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Presenter 1
Julie McKinney, MS, Health Literacy Discussion List Moderator, Institute for Healthcare Advancement Health Literacy Specialist, Exceptional Lives, Inc.

Presenter 2
Wilma Alvarado-Little, MA MSW, Associate Commissioner, New York State Department of Health Director, Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities Prevention

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