Health Literacy 101 - An Introduction to the Field
Preconference Introductory Session
6:00 PM - 7:00 PMWed
Michael Villaire, MSLM
President / Chief Executive Officer
This workshop will provide an overview of the scope of low health literacy, including frequencies among the general population, general characteristics, abilities and challenges of persons with low health literacy, and the cost of poor health literacy (both in terms of human suffering and dollars). Strategies for making individual and system-based improvements to improve health communication will be discussed.