Interested in becoming a member of the Georgia Alliance for Health Literacy? If you are advancing health literacy in Georgia, we invite you to attend our upcoming membership meeting: When: Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Where: Morehouse School of Medicine, NCPC Room 207 720 Westview Drive S.W. Atlanta, GA 30310 http://www.msm.edu/about_us/visiting.php […]
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Center for the Study of Adult Literacy Free Webinar Event: Friday, May 29, 2015, 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST In September of 2012, the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) awarded funding for a five-year research center for adult literacy. This center is dedicated to studying adults who read between the third and […]
On April 8, 2015, GAHL was represented at the Literacy award ceremony for Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Deal by Georgia Adult Literacy Advocates (GALA.) GAHL Chair Don Rubin had the opportunity to discuss health literacy with Ms. Deal and the progress GAHL is making in advancing health literacy in Georgia.
On Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, the Georgia Alliance for Health Literacy (GAHL) joined forces with Georgia Health Literacy Advocates (GALA) for Literacy Day at the Georgia Capitol – a great opportunity to educate legislators and staffers about health literacy and the issues surrounding access to health care and information in our state. The day began with […]
On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, members of the Georgia Alliance for Health Literacy (GAHL) will meet with Georgia’s legislators to talk about elevating health literacy in our state. We know that improving health literacy will also improve the health of all Georgians and our economy. And we’ll be reinforcing some important points: Improve understanding so citizens access preventive services […]
Why do I need to use teach-back with every patient? Studies show patients forget 40-80% of the medical information they receive and misremember about 50% of the information. You can use teach-back to help patients remember more information and remember it correctly. What is teach-back? Asking patients to explain information in their own words Checking […]
In honor of Health Literacy Month 2014 this October, The Georgia Alliance for Health Literacy encourages you (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, employers, and educators) to start conversations to give patients and caregivers the information they need to take charge of their own health. It’s not easy for some patients to ask questions and even harder for […]
Health Literacy Month 2014 is this October Be a Health Literacy Hero Encourage Good Questions for Good Health and start the conversation. Let us know what you are doing to encourage questions and advance health literacy by submitting a health literacy hero listing. Create your own listing, nominate someone you know who is promoting health […]
It’s a life-saving campaign and it’s about to move through metropolitan Atlanta in a big way, literally. With the single intention of connecting parents and physicians, dozens of city busses and trains will prompt a compelling question – If there were a vaccine against cancer, wouldn’t you get it for your kids? Designed by the Georgia […]
The Georgia Alliance for Health Literacy (GAHL) is a nonprofit, volunteer coalition representing educators, researchers, government officials, health care providers, health care payers, patients and consumers.