11 Jul Health Literacy Training for Patient Navigators
Health Literacy Training for Patient Navigators:
DCPCA’s Health Literacy Training will improve participants’ skills in educating patients. This training is geared toward any non-clinical staff who assist individuals in cancer screening, diagnostics, or treatment.
Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. Trainer Yael Lipton will cover evidence-based tools for communicating with patients most effectively in a way that adapts to their level of health literacy.
Through group exercises and practical demonstrations, the training will focus on tools for: 1) limiting and tailoring health information through a person-centered approach; and 2) using plain language and the teach-back method so that patients are more likely and able to act on the health information.
Who Should Attend: DC/MD/Northern Virginia-based patient navigators, care coordinators, or community health workers who assist patients in preventing, diagnosing, or treating cancer.
DATE: Friday, July 20, 2018
LOCATION: Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health, 700 2nd Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
FACILITATOR: Yael Lipton
SPONSOR: DC Primary Care Association
CONTACT: Emily Long, firstname.lastname@example.org