485Thursday, March 15, 2007

4:15 PM-5:15 PMConvention Center:314
Health Literacy: Scope and Consequence
This presentation will discuss the scope and consequence of health literacy as well as provide helpful tools for developing educational materials. Literacy matters in healthcare, potentially life-threatening or harmful mistakes can happen when patients cannot read or understand the information provided. Strategies for making improvements to lower the literacy level of health communications will be discussed.
Keyword(s): community-based programs, disease prevention/wellness, medical/medical care
Presider: Wajih Ad Ahmad, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Speaker: Karen M. Nichols, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

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