Health Literacy: Helping Consumers Get It

Part II

On Tuesday, May 6th 2014 the coalition hosted the webinar "Health Literacy: Helping Consumers “Get It” - Health Care in an ACA World.” It is the final segment in a four part webinar series called Leveraging Health Care Reform - Cultural Competency and Health Literacy Strategies.

This webinar builds upon Health Literacy Part I (see below), presented on March 17, to provide specific strategies that can be used address and increase health literacy with the goal of creating “care aware consumers” who are empowered to take charge of their own health. It included promising new tools and approaches, with real examples of how organizations are infusing health literacy into their culture of care. 

Listen to the audio recording.

View the visual presentation

Discover related information and more on our resource page.

We had four terrific speakers: View their bios.

  1. Josephine Kalipeni, Senior Field Associate, Families USA
  2. Bonnie Braun, PhD, Professor, Extension Specialist & Faculty Scholar, Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy, University of Maryland School of Public Health
  3. Michael Franklin, CEO, Atlantic General Hospital
  4. Alma Roberts, CEO, Baltimore Healthy Start

Part I

On March 17, 2014 the coalition hosted the last in the four- part series - Leveraging Health Care Reform - Cultural Competency and Health Literacy Strategies. We closed the series by taking a two-part look at the issue of health literacy and consumers - both the current and newly insured. 

Part I on March 17 addressed the questions:

  1. What is health literacy and how big is the problem at both the consumer and provider/healthcare system level?Where is the problem?
  2. Are there geographical hotspots?
  3. Who does it impact, particularly within the context of care delivery?
  4. What is the impact on health care? Cost? Quality? Safety? Access? Other?
  5. How can we reach consumers and what is the message?

View the webinar presentation.

Listen to webinar audio.

View the resource sheet that includes much more information from the Coalition and our speakers.

We had two great speakers:  

  1. Linda Aldoory, PhD.,Endowed Chair and Director of the Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy and Associate Professor in Behavioral & Community Health at the School of Public Health, University of Maryland College Park.
  2. Izione Silva, PhD., Language, Culture and Engagement Coach, Disparities National Coordinating Center, Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, Inc.