"Health Literacy: Tools for Improving Health Communications"
New York Medical College (NYMC), Valhalla, NY
Nevins Auditorium, Medical Education Center
May 30, 2007
8:00 - 8:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 Welcoming Remarks: Robert W. Amler, MD, Dean, School of Public Health, New York Medical College (NYMC) and Neil Abitabilo, President, Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association (NorMet)
8:45 - 9:15 Overview: What Is Health Literacy and Why Is It an Important Public Health Issue?
Frank Baker, PhD, Chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Community Health, School of Public Health, NYMC
9:15 - 10:00 Implementing Joint Commission Requirements Related to the Provision of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Health Care:
Shelly Dunster, Associate Director, Department of Standards, JCAHO
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:15 Health Literacy---The Interaction Between Individual Skills and System Demands
Rima E. Rudd, MSPH, ScD, Senior Lecturer, Harvard School of Public Health
11:15 - 12:00 Effective Use of Health Literacy Tool-kit Resources
Diana Cunningham, MLS, MPH, Moderator, Health Sciences Library, NYMC
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 Improving Health Communication with Immigrant Populations in the Lower Hudson Valley
Penny Liberatos, PhD, Assistant Professor of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, NYMC
1:45 - 2:45 Opportunities for Promotion of Health Information Resources for Low Literacy Populations
Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, MEd; MLA Health Information Literacy Research Project Coordinator and Adjunct Clinical Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
2:50 - 3:30 Take Home Points: Panel of speakers; Q &A
Padmini Murthy MD, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, NYMC; Amy Ansehl, RN, MSN., FNP C, Executive Director, Partnership for a Healthy Population, Practicum Coordinator, and Assistant Professor of Public Health Practice, School of Public Health, NYMC and Sarah Kowalski, MBA, Director, Quality Initiatives, NorMet
3:30 - 4:30 Next steps: Networking and Strategizing Reception (informal discussions) Onsite evaluation, distribution of certificates and tool kits  
  Developed 6/06/2007 D. Cunningham