Health Literacy and Medication Use


AFMC invites you to attend this Care Transitions and Reducing Adverse Drug Events Learning and Action Network webinar.

Health Literacy and Medication Use: Improving Pharmacotherapy Literacy

Noon to 1:00pm, Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Donna West Strum, RPh, PhD
Chair and Associate Professor
The University of Mississippi
Department of Pharmacy Administration

Sean King, MS, PhD
Associate Professor
Union University School of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The program will discuss health literacy and pharmacotherapy literacy and give much-needed attention to patient literacy needs as they relate to medication use.
We will also discuss needed improvements in patient care and the health system to improve pharmacotherapy literacy and medication use.

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  • Define and describe health literacy and pharmacotherapy literacy
  • Describe the epidemiology of inadequate functional health literacy
  • Recognize the consequences of inadequate functional health literacy in medication use
  • Describe four ways health care providers can improve pharmacotherapy literacy

Continuing Education

This program has been approved for one continuing education credit hour for pharmacists through the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy. In order to receive this credit, the CE sign-in sheet (link below) must be submitted to Talena Smith via email ([email protected]) or fax (501-375-5705) by August 2, 2013. (Approval ID# 0790).

Nurses and Long-Term Care Administrators:
This program is approved for one CE hour for nursing home administrators and/or nurses by the Arkansas Department of Human Services Nursing Home Administrator Licensure Program. Approval ID# AR5845-070213-1