Advancing health literacy in GA? Please join us.

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

There is a lot going on in Georgia with health literacy, and we are pleased to have the following presenters at our meeting:

Michael Crooks, Alliant Quality—Everyone with Diabetes Counts: A Program to Empower Diabetes Patients”

Rhonda Hunter, US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services— “Health Literacy Lessons Learned in Insurance Enrollment Outreach”

Rene Esler, John Snow Inc—“HRSSA Project on Health Literacy and Young Black/African American Men who have Sex with Men (MSM)”

Henry Young, UGA School of Pharmacy— “Adopting an Easy to Read Medication Label”

Perry Mitchell, Compassion & Choices—“Plain Language Advanced Care Planning”

Roblena Walker, EMAGAHA, INC –“Perceptions of HIV/AIDS testing among urban and rural African American church members”

Whitney Griggs, Georgians for a Health Future—“Helping Newly Insured Georgians Use their Health Insurance”

Please let us know if you can join us. Click here to send us your contact information and we will put you on our mailing list as well.

Free Webinar-Center for the Study of Adult Literacy

Center for the Study of Adult Literacy
Free Webinar Event: Friday, May 29, 2015, 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST

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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 eighth grade levels.  We invite you to join us as we share an update on our activities.

During this webinar we will discuss our exploration of underlying cognitive and motivational processes that contribute to or impede reading development, and our development of a multi-component instructional program to help learners improve their reading and comprehension skills.

 This national webinar will be held on Friday, May 29th from 2:00-3:00 Eastern Time.

 Please register at:

https://air-license.webex.com/air-license/onstage/g.php?MTID=e270a99cb4a52f31288921b6fb6fe0678

Registration is limited! (If clicking on the above link does not work, copy/paste the URL into your browser)

Presenters:
Principal Investigator:
Daphne Greenberg, Ph.D., Professor, Georgia State University, Department of Educational Psychology, Communication Disorders, and Special Education

Co-Principal Investigators:
Maureen W. Lovett, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toronto, and Senior Scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children
Art Graesser, Ph.D., Professor, The University of Memphis, Department of Psychology and the  Institute for Intelligent Systems

 Questions? Please contact Edison Wolf at: [email protected]