Improving Health Literacy for Family Planning Patients and Providers Webinar
- Discuss the impact low health literacy has on patient access to reproductive health information and services, health outcomes and health equity.
- Describe strategies for communicating in an understandable manner and checking for understanding so patients can make informed decisions about their health care.
- Identify plain language principles for creating and/or selecting educational tools and resources that are accessible to all patients, including those with limited health literacy.
On May 19th & 20th, 2020 the NYS Department of Health BWIAH Provider Meeting will take place at The Desmond Hotel, located at 660 Albany Shaker Road in Albany.
In this one-hour webinar, Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, will help participants consider how health literacy and numeracy factors into verbal communication (e.g., explaining procedures, options available, next steps) and apply plain language principles to creating and selecting written materials that are accessible to all patients.