30 Oct Developing Health Literacy Skills in Youth: A Workshop
Developing Health Literacy Skills in Youth: A Workshop:
Although health literacy has been well-studied in adults, it has been studied much less in youth. Yet every day, young people are exposed to health information that may or may not be accurate and make decisions that affect their health in a variety of settings. Therefore, it is vital that young people have the skills to navigate this environment to protect their health and well-being.
The Roundtable on Health Literacy will convene for a public workshop on November 19 consisting of keynote speakers, presentations, and moderated panel discussions. This workshop will aim to:
- explicate the necessity of developing health literacy skills in youth;
- examine the research on developmentally appropriate health literacy milestones and transitions and measuring health literacy in youth;
- learn from programs and policies that represent best practices for developing health literacy skills in youth; and
- explore potential collaborations across disciplines for developing health literacy skills in youth.
DATE & TIME: November 19, 2019, 8:45 AM Eastern
LOCATION: Keck Center (100), 500 Fifth St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
SPONSORS: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
CONTACT: Alexis Wojtowicz, 202-334-2779, firstname.lastname@example.org