Title: How to Make the Case for Integrating Health Literacy Throughout Your Organization Guest Speaker: Christopher Trudeau, Associate Professor, and Alison Caballero, Director of Programs and Services, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Center for Health Literacy
Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 10am – 11am CT / 9am – 10am MT
Description: Have you been having trouble advocating for or implementing health-literacy initiatives in your organization? You are not alone. The good news it that by integrating health literacy, you can both better protect your organization and improve patient engagement and outcomes. Win-wins are rare in life, but you can create these with health literacy. This webinar will introduce the health policies and regulations that support integrating health literacy into health systems, and it will provide actionable tips for helping you do so in your organization.
Learning objectives: By the end of the session, health sciences librarians and other advocates for clear health communication will be able to:
Explain the health policy & regulatory case for integrating health literacy within a health system.
Understand how integrating health literacy can help to reduce organizational risk while improving engagement and outcomes.
Articulate at least three actionable steps to take to help further integrate health literacy in your organization.
Speaker Bios: Christopher R. Trudeau, JD, is an Associate Professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Center for Health Literacy, and he holds a dual appointment with the Faculty of Law at the University of Arkansas Little Rock, Bowen School of Law. He is an internationally recognized expert on health literacy, plain language, and informed consent. He has spoken for the FDA, the CDC, and many health systems. He specializes in developing clear, health-literate communication that both engages patients and complies with healthcare regulations.
Alison Caballero, MPH, CHES, is Director of Programs & Services at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Center for Health Literacy. She leads the team of expert staff who make health information easy to understand through training, plain language assessment and editing services, health education materials development, and field testing. Previously, Alison directed patient education efforts at UAMS, and secured major philanthropic gifts for the state’s only children’s hospital.
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