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Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection

How are health communication and health literacy connected? How can you be more effective in providing health information to consumers, patients, clients, library patrons, and your community?  This 1-hour class introduces the concepts of health literacy and health communication, outlines components of clear health communication, and identifies online resources from NLM, government agencies, and other recognized resources for health literacy and health communication.

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April 1, 2024, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
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Online
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Open to Penn Students, Faculty, and Staff
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Learning objectives 

  • Define health literacy​
  • Describe universal precautions for health literacy​
  • Name 3 components of clear health communication ​
  • Identify 3 online resources you can use as tools to promote health literacy​​​

Thanks to the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), workshop attendees will earn 1 credit towards the Medical Library Association's (MLA) Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) certification.

This workshop will be recorded. The recording will be available on the Penn Libraries MediaSpace site in early April.