Targeting Social Influences That Shape Health Literacy in Communities
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Register Now | June 16, 2016 | 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. ET
Join us on Thursday, June 16 at 12:00 p.m. ET for a Progress Review webinar featuring 2 Healthy People 2020 topic areas:
o Health Communication and Health Information Technology
o Educational and Community-Based Programs
The webinar will also highlight a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers working to improve health literacy.
Free continuing education credits (CME, CNE, CHES) are available!
About Health Communication, Health Information Technology, and Educational and Community-Based Programs Health communication, health information technology (IT), and health education are core elements of public health infrastructure and affect the health literacy of individuals and communities. Health literacy is the capacity to obtain, communicate, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. Health decisions are shaped by many factors that characterize health literacy in a community, including access to education and information, social relationships, and digital technologies.
Educational and community-based programs are key to reaching individuals in a variety of non-traditional settings, including schools and worksites. When organizations and communities implement health communication, health IT, and educational programs, we build individual and community skills, reach more people, and provide more opportunities to foster healthy living.