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Distance Learning: Health Literacy

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Julie A. Gazmararian, PhD, MPH
Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University

Session Description: 
For nonprofits and their clients, health literacy is an issue directly related to access, cost and quality health care. It is essential for self-management, reducing disparities and eliminating costs. This webcast will be a primer for nonprofit practitioners on the value and need of health literacy on the cusp of health reform.

Session Objectives:
Upon completion of this session, participants wil gain an understanding of:

  • The impact of health literacy on health outcomes and related costs
  • The importance of health literacy and lessons learned by health experts and practitioners

Technology Requirements:

Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at

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