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Wednesday, April 22 • 8:30am - 10:30am
Improvements in Health Literacy in the CooperRiis Community

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Current research demonstrates the importance of considering health literacy, or the ability of individuals to understand basic health information, in order to design physical health promotion materials for a particular audience. Incorporating awareness of health literacy levels can improve access to care, enhance learning, and inform decision making. The purpose of this project was to improve the health literacy of multiple documents and create new materials for CooperRiis Community Work and Service orientations, volunteer and intern orientations, and Family Education Day. Organizational needs and preferences for material design were discussed with CooperRiis and the materials were enhanced and created utilizing evidence-based health literacy guides and literature. The materials will be utilized in the future to assist with the transitions of residents, volunteers, and interns into the CooperRiis Community as well as to better inform the residents' families on the importance of community work and engagement in the healing community setting. 

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Wednesday April 22, 2015 8:30am - 10:30am
Wilma Sherrill Center Concourse