NIFL Health Literacy Discussion Announced: National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy
Posted on 09/10/2010
The National Institute for Literacy (NIFL)'s Health Literacy Discussion List will host a Guest Discussion on the topic of the The National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy.
The discussion will take place Sept. 13-17, 2010, with Guest Cynthia Baur, Senior Advisor for Health Literacy, Office of the Associate Director for Communication, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Bauer is a co-chair of the Healthy People 2020 Health Communication and Health Information Technology Workgroup, and a co-chair of the HHS Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy.
The National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy was released in May of 2010 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This plan "seeks to engage organizations, professionals, policymakers, communities, individuals, and families in a linked, multi-sector effort to improve health literacy." The Guest Discussion will be held during a week that has been specially designated as Adult Education & Family Literacy week by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Discussion Questions will include:
- Which of the seven goals in the action plan can you address in your work?
- What specific ideas do you have to work towards this goal?
- How can the action plan itself help support you in doing this work?
- What kind of technical support will you need?
- How can programs from around the nation work in a "linked and coordinated manner" on these goals?
- How can each of us encourage new partners to join this effort?
To help prepare for the discussion, go to The National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy. Go to Health Literacy Discussion List to join the list.