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Health Literacy & Patient Engagement

Provider in Home with Senior Patients Medical Team

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET.

Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information needed to make appropriate health decisions. Health literacy is an important part of improving and fostering patient engagement. This webinar will provide practical tips promoting patient engagement among all patient populations, especially those with limited health literacy skills.

This webinar is the fourth webinar in the series of patient engagement webinars hosted by the Patient Engagement Learning Center of the Ohio Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (OPCPCC). The webinar will begin with a half-hour presentation at 12:15 p.m. and will conclude with a 15 minute Q&A session. Lorraine Wallace, PhD, from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will serve as the presenter.

• Define the concept of health literacy.
• Describe risk factors contributing to limited health literacy.
• Discuss the reasons improving health literacy leads to better patient engagement.
• Examine the reasons improving health literacy leads to better health outcomes.