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The Cost of Health Literacy

September 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

September 20, 2017    12-1pm CST  •  Live Online Training

Training Description
Although health literacy has gained much-needed attention over the past decade, an alarming number of American adults continue to report a poor understanding of healthcare information. It is important that everyone working in health care, from front-desk staff to primary care providers, have a thorough understanding of the complexity of health literacy and the impact limited health literacy has on patient outcomes and health care costs. This program provides an introduction to health literacy and how it contributes to increased health care cost. The program will also discuss ways to identify patients at risk for low health literacy as well as practical tools health professionals can use to improve provider-patient communication.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe patient populations at risk for low health literacy
  • Identify barriers and solutions that influence health literacy for diverse patient populations
  • Recall evidenced based practices for culturally and linguistically appropriate provider-patient communication



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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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