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Health Literacy: Engaging Patients in Their Health Care Journey

Fri, 12/9/2022 at 1:00 pm - Fri, 12/9/2022 at 2:00 pm (PST)

Treating patients equitably requires letting them know about their treatment options. There are multi-level challenges to delivering patient-accessible education. This webinar will focus on evidence-based health literacy strategies and tools to enhance accessible and equitable patient education.

Comagine Health invites community partners, physician offices and hospital staff to discuss community-based solutions to managing chronic care diseases, decreasing unnecessary emergency department admissions, and reducing 30-day readmissions.

In this hourlong webinar, Catina O’Leary, Ph.D., LMSW President, and CEO at Health Literacy Media, will answer the following questions and more:

  • What is health literacy?
  • How can health literacy can boost engagement?
  • What health literacy strategies can help improve communication?
  • How do evidence-based principles improve the patient experience?
  • How do you know if your written communication is clear?

About the Presenter:

About the Presenter: Catina O’Leary, Ph.D., LMSW is President and CEO at Health Literacy Media (HLM). Before joining HLM in 2012, Catina led large-scale research initiatives at Washington University School of Medicine at sites across the U.S. and internationally. Her research interests were in HIV prevention, mental and behavioral health interventions and community-engaged interventions to connect people with medical and social resources aimed at improving health behaviors, preventing illness, and improving overall health and well-being. 

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