Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection

Sep 20, 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Description: 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 webinar 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.


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​​​


Presenter: Sean Corning (they/them), Education & Outreach Coordinator | Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 7




This webinar is funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Worcester.

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