These workshops cover the basics of health literacy, provide an opportunity to put difficult medical jargon into plain language, and introduce tools to assist you in creating easy-to-read materials.
There is evidence that health care providers overestimate what patients are able to understand. Low health literacy is associated with higher mortality, higher rates of hospitalization and readmission, and poor self-management skills for chronic disease.
This workshop covers the basics of health literacy, provides a hands-on opportunity to put difficult medical jargon into plain language, and introduces tools that will assist you in creating easy-to-read materials.
The workshop dates are:
- Oct. 15: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Oct. 22: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Both workshops are in Room LL05 of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL.)
Registration is encouraged but not mandatory.
Register here: http://www2.hshsl.umaryland.edu/hshsl/workshops/index.cfm