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Celebrating Health Literacy with the NPSF

Posted by Emmi Solutions on Oct 12, 2010 8:17:32 PM

How are you celebrating Health Literacy Month?

A patient’s ability to read and understand their health information can significantly impact their safety during their hospital stay and after their discharge. It’s critical for healthcare providers to know the most effective methods and strategies for communicating with patients from all backgrounds.

At NPSF, we are demonstrating our commitment to advancing health literacy awareness by offering an educational webcast on October 21st for physicians, nurses, administrators and healthcare professionals. By recognizing the current developments in health literacy research, especially those impacting such issues as medication safety and patient safety management, we can collectively drive improvements in patient health outcomes.

Learn more at www.npsf.org

(Editor's note: this NPSF webinar costs $199 and counts for CME credits.)

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NPSF is excited to feature the renowned work of Dr. David W. Baker, MD, MPH, who will present proven models for effectively communicating with patients from diverse or underserved populations during a session titled “Improving Medication Safety and Patient Self Management: Lessons from Health Literacy Research.” Baker’s research activities focus on the development of interventions to improve health communication, as well as improving patient self-management skills and health behaviors through multimedia and health information technology. Baker is the Michael A. Gertz Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Director of the REACH Practice-Based Research Network at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

NPSF provides educational opportunities like this each month through our Professional Learning Series, a program geared to healthcare professionals dedicated to improving patient safety. Through monthly webcasts, hospital and healthcare workers gain continuing education credits, new perspectives and a competitive edge in the ever-advancing scientific and political realm of patient safety. They also gain the advantage of aligning their efforts with our work at NPSF.

Learn more about the Professional Learning Series at www.npsf.org

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Topics: Patient Communication, patient engagement, Patient Safety, Patient Education

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