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CALPACT Webinar: Health Communication Matters! The ongoing challenge to explain and implement the ACA

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Health Literacy Undervalued by Public Health? A tool for Public Health Professionals
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Meeting Description:

CALPACT Webinar Training:

Health Communication Matters!
The ongoing challenge to explain and implement the ACA

Thursday Sept 27, 10-11:30am Pacific Time

The most sweeping health policy change in decades – the Affordable Care Act, has created a myriad of challenges in how to convey a complex subject to the public, the media, policymakers, and other professionals. Experts in ACA-related health literacy and health insurance literacy initiatives walk us through ongoing areas of challenge after the passage of the ACA and health communication principles to deliver understandable and compelling content to diverse audiences.  Webinar participants will receive a copy of a new tool, “Health Literacy: Undervalued by Public Health?” designed to build capacity for health literacy among public health professionals. 

FREE Webinar

This webinar series will help participants in all walks of public health to apply health literacy principles to their everyday communications.  What audiences do you communicate with—consumers, health professionals, disenfranchised communities, your public health peers? Whatever your role in public health, it’s likely that you need to communicate effectively. But how do you know your communication is effective? Only about 10 percent of the general population is considered “health literate.” That leaves the vast majority of us with barriers to understanding the health-related information we read.

California Pacific Public Health Training Center (CALPACT), Community Health Planning and Policy Development section, APHA, Health Communication Working Group, and CPHA-N.


Email or call (510) 643-0970.

Date: Thu, Sep 27, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM PDT
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Host(s): CALPACT - UC Berkeley
 Presenter Information
Linda Neuhauser, DrPH, MPH
Clinical Professor, Community Health and Human Development and PI Health Research for Action Center, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Juli Goldstein MHS
Principal Consultant, American Institutes for Research (AIR)

Kathy Paez, RN, PhD
Principal Researcher, American Institutes for Research (AIR)