Do you and your colleagues want to know more about #healthliteracy? Start your Health Literacy Training Plan Today!
The Health Literacy for Health Professionals training plan features 5 courses created by CDC’s Office of the Associate Director for Communication (OADC). Learners begin with the introductory Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals course and then select one or more of the following courses to complete the plan:
Writing for the Public
Speaking for the Public
Using Numbers and Explaining Risk
Creating Easier to Understand Lists, Charts, and Graphs
OADC and CDC TRAIN created a national health literacy training plan to help build health professionals’ knowledge and skills consistent with new professional communication competencies.
Connie Arnold, PhD, a medical sociologist and associate professor in the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center at the LSU Health Sciences Center, will share her research on health literacy and its importance to patients from noon – 1 p.m.,
Tuesday, April 28, in the Jo Ellen Ford Auditorium of the Institute on Aging. Arnold has 20 years experience researching health literacy and has co-authored more than 40 articles on health literacy, health communication and behavior and preventive medicine.
Our next Partnership for Health Literacy in Arkansas (PHLA) meeting will be Friday, April 17 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Arkansas Department of Health Lab Training Room (#2508) in the Markham St. offices. Dr. Jennifer Dillaha, Arkansas Department of Health Medical Director for Immunizations and Medical Advisor for Health Communications and Health Literacy will give an overview of strategies and tools for addressing health literacy in Arkansas.
We have set up an Adobe Connect session for those who will be joining us off-site. You should be able to view the meeting from your computer by clicking on this link: http://adh.adobeconnect.com/phla. Please check the link before the meeting. If there is an issue, let me know.