The Center for Public Health Practice and the APHA Health Communication Working Group present the latest webinar in Health Communication Matters Webinar Series:
Building a Public Health Literate Organization
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Join us in celebrating National Health Literacy Month with two outstanding speakers who will address health literacy from a public health perspective. Preeminent expert Dr. Cynthia Baur will share tools and guidelines developed at the federal level by the CDC. This will be followed with a presentation by Susan Bockrath, who will share a best-practice example of how one local health department in Nebraska has taken on the challenge of implementing health literacy organizational capacity by working with a variety of stakeholders in their community with a goal of achieving public health accreditation standards for health literacy. Webinar participants can expect to learn helpful take-aways to begin building their own public health literate organizations.
- Describe at least 2 elements of CDC’s health literacy plan
- Explain at least 2 strategies that public health organizations can use to address health literacy
- List and locate 2 tools LHDs can use in efforts to formalize health literate organizational capacity and address PHAB standards
- Describe how health literacy applies to Community Health Improvement Plan priorities
Speakers: Cynthia Baur, PhD, Senior Advisor for Health Literacy and senior official for the Plain Writing Act, Office of the Associate Director for Communication, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Susan E. Bockrath, MPH, CHES,
Executive Director, Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors.
Moderator: Nancy Murphy, founder and chief consultant, CSR Communications
Questions? Want to learn more about upcoming events in the Series? Please visit: sph.berkeley.edu/health-communication-matters-webinar-series