Entries by Iris Feinberg

Refugee Mental Health and Language Access

National Partnership for Community Training (NPCT), an Office of Refugee Resettlement mental health technical assistance provider, has posted recordings of their most recent webinars, Alternative Approaches to Refugee Mental Health and Language Access: Understand and Advocate for Your Client’s Interpretation Rights, on their website. Click here for more information With five different subject matter experts […]

World Health Organization links Health Literacy to Sustainable Development Goals

Participants in the 9th Global Conference on Health Promotion, November 2016, formally linked health literacy improvement to achievement of the U.N.’s 2030 development agenda and goals. They developed the “Shanghai Declaration on Promoting Health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” and highlight ways health literacy can empower people and drive equity. To view the […]

GAHL and Department of Public Health Release First Look at Health Literacy in Georgia

The state-wide Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) included items about health literacy for the first time in 2015.  Preliminary findings were discussed at the October 18 State of Public Health meeting in Athens.  While Georgians tended to rate themselves high in health literacy skills, important differences arose for those with lower health literacy.  Georgians […]

GAHL HEALTH LITERACY LUNCH & LEARNS REACH 250 HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS IN GEORGIA

Dr. Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, a nationally known Health Literacy educator from Tufts University School of Medicine, led three workshops on behalf of the Georgia Alliance for Health Literacy during Health Literacy Month.  On October 18, Dr. Kurtz-Rossi presented “Health Literacy Practices to Improve Patients’ Understanding and Engagement” for 100 students, faculty, and administrators at the Philadelphia […]

In It Together: National Health Literacy Project for Black MSM

In It Together is a national health literacy project aimed at increasing engagement in care for Black MSM.  Check out Rene Esler’s presentation from our September membership meeting. Rene is the Director of the Atlanta Office of John Snow Inc. Research and Training Institute. You can see the presentation here: In It Together Presentation