Lessons Learned: COVID-19 Health Literacy in Special & Vulnerable Populations


Date: November 10, 2021, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Summary: There are a variety of social determinants of health (SDOH) factors that may negatively influence the ability of special & vulnerable populations to understand and make appropriate health decisions, which can put them at higher risk for hospitalization and poorer health outcomes. This webinar will discuss lessons learned related to addressing low levels of health literacy and the spread of misinformation about COVID-19, and how health centers that serve farmworker families and community-dwelling older adults can effectively support patient healthcare engagement. This activity will be co-facilitated with the National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH).

After participating in this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the impact of low health literacy levels on patient understanding of COVID-19 and related health behaviors
  2. Explain the value of an individualized approach to clarifying and improving communication with patients
  3. Incorporate health literacy promotion strategies in patient-facing interactions and within cross-sector partnerships

Intended Audience: Health center providers and staff, particularly those who serve farmworker families and community-dwelling older adults

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