Academic Seminars

Incorporating Health Literacy in Community Engagement – FREE Webinar Wed Sept 8 at 10am (Sponsored by NNLM Region 3)
September 1, 2021

The Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 3, housed at the Gibson D. Lewis Library, would like to invite you to join us for the next session of our NEW monthly webinar series, Health Bytes with Region 3.

This monthly 1 hour series will focus on topics of interest to clinicians, researchers, faculty, and information professionals.

Written and digital materials are a fundamental component of engaging the community in health education programming. Unfortunately, many adults lack the skills they need to understand and use these materials, many of which do not incorporate common health literacy and plain language best practices. The UAMS Center for Health Literacy has a suite of written and digital materials to engage patients and community members to better care for themselves and improve health literacy skills. These resources were designed to empower individuals to communicate more effectively with providers and to engage in better self-care.

This month’s presentation will highlight a suite of community engagement resources and provide an overview of development process including field testing and plain language best practices.