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Optimizing Learner Accessibility: Adding American Sign Language (Asl) And Text-To-Speech To Online Trainings, Sarah Rulnick, John Rochford, Derek Chaves, Benjamin Amankwata, Viet Do, Mabelys Rodriguez Mar 2019

Optimizing Learner Accessibility: Adding American Sign Language (Asl) And Text-To-Speech To Online Trainings, Sarah Rulnick, John Rochford, Derek Chaves, Benjamin Amankwata, Viet Do, Mabelys Rodriguez

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Training Program is located at the Eunice K. Shriver Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. The CANS Training Program provides training and certification services for the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), MassHealth, Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI). Massachusetts behavioral health providers are required to be CANS certified in order to see Medicaid insured children and youth under the age of 21. The CANS Training Program has trained and certified over 26,000 behavioral health providers throughout Massachusetts in the use of the Child ...


What Influences Our Decision To Vaccinate? The Social Amplification Of Risk Framework And Vaccination, Laura B. Carper Jan 2019

What Influences Our Decision To Vaccinate? The Social Amplification Of Risk Framework And Vaccination, Laura B. Carper

International Crisis and Risk Communication Conference

The current study applies the social amplification risk framework to the anti-vaccination movement, specifically to the social factors that influence the likelihood to vaccinate. A total of 264 participants were recruited using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk engine and students from a large southern university. Participants responded to questions about their personal, friend, and family experiences with vaccines, their discussion about vaccines, and trust in vaccine literature (CDC, Facebook, family, etc.). Lastly, participants responded to a modified Duke’s social support scale. Results indicated that the likelihood to vaccinate is impacted by several social factors and that those factors can be ...


Tweeting To Prepare: An Examination Of Government And Organizational Messages During National Preparedness Month, Jenna L. Currie-Mueller Jan 2019

Tweeting To Prepare: An Examination Of Government And Organizational Messages During National Preparedness Month, Jenna L. Currie-Mueller

International Crisis and Risk Communication Conference

Each year, disasters have devastating consequences in the United States. Consequences are long term and extend beyond the disaster’s immediate impact area. Establishing a culture of preparedness is necessary for the U.S. A prepared populace responds more effectively to disasters and is less stressful on community infrastructure and resources during the response phase. One of the ways government organizations and non-government organizations can encourage preparedness actions is via social media. This study examined preparedness messages existing independently of an emerging event disseminated on Twitter by government and non-government organizations. A total of 6,374 tweets were analyzed from ...


Small Group Project: Strategic Planning Using The Grow Model (Goals, Reality, Options, And Way Forward), Children's Mercy Hospital, Courtney Butler Mls Apr 2018

Small Group Project: Strategic Planning Using The Grow Model (Goals, Reality, Options, And Way Forward), Children's Mercy Hospital, Courtney Butler Mls

Health Literacy Events

No abstract provided.


Interactive Stations (4), Children's Mercy Hospital, Barbra Rudder Apr 2018

Interactive Stations (4), Children's Mercy Hospital, Barbra Rudder

Health Literacy Events

Participants discussed strategies for employing plain language and other health literacy principles in written communications.


Interactive Stations (3), Children's Mercy Hospital, Angie Knackstedt Apr 2018

Interactive Stations (3), Children's Mercy Hospital, Angie Knackstedt

Health Literacy Events

Participants learned about Teach-Back strategies, practiced the technique, and discussed challenges and opportunities.


Interactive Stations (2), Children's Mercy Hospital Apr 2018

Interactive Stations (2), Children's Mercy Hospital

Health Literacy Events

This activity exposed participants to a variety of consumer health and patient education resources and increased familiarity through a quiz-style game.


Interactive Stations (1), Children's Mercy Hospital, Mamta Reddy Md, Courtney Butler Mls Apr 2018

Interactive Stations (1), Children's Mercy Hospital, Mamta Reddy Md, Courtney Butler Mls

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This activity illuminated the wide range of information and communication needs across the spectrum of care via a case-based discussion.


Library Resources For Health Literacy, Jennifer Lyon Apr 2018

Library Resources For Health Literacy, Jennifer Lyon

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No abstract provided.


Health Literacy At Children's Mercy, Angie Knackstedt, Barbra Rudder Apr 2018

Health Literacy At Children's Mercy, Angie Knackstedt, Barbra Rudder

Health Literacy Events

No abstract provided.


Welcome/Introductions, Children's Mercy Hospital Apr 2018

Welcome/Introductions, Children's Mercy Hospital

Health Literacy Events

No abstract provided.


Roundtable Discussions, Children's Mercy Hospital Apr 2018

Roundtable Discussions, Children's Mercy Hospital

Health Literacy Events

Using a World Cafe model, an interactive set of 8 roundtable brainstorming sessions were conducted.

Topics:

  • Numeracy
  • Developing Written Materials
  • Consumer Health
  • Health in the Mass Media
  • Teaching Methods
  • Culture and Language
  • Digital Inclusion
  • Financial Literacy


Digital Inclusion: Bridging The Digital Divide, Wendy Pearson Apr 2018

Digital Inclusion: Bridging The Digital Divide, Wendy Pearson

Health Literacy Events

Speaker Bio:

Wendy Pearson, BA, Kansas City Public Library

After completing her Google Fiber/Nonprofit Technology Network Digital Inclusion Fellowship at the Kansas City Public Library, Wendy Pearson now oversees the Library’s AmeriCorps VISTAs and continues to build new programs and community partnerships to help adult patrons achieve their digital literacy and professional goals. Her passion is to serve marginalized communities through empowerment programs and build the capacity of nonprofit organizations to optimize service to those who need it the most.


Health Literacy Pictionary, Children's Mercy Hospital Apr 2018

Health Literacy Pictionary, Children's Mercy Hospital

Health Literacy Events

An interactive game/exercise in communicating common health concepts using a reverse-Pictionary format.


Health Literacy: Advancing A Social Determinant Of Health, Ruth Parker Apr 2018

Health Literacy: Advancing A Social Determinant Of Health, Ruth Parker

Health Literacy Events

Speaker Bio:

Ruth Parker, MD, Emory University

Dr. Ruth Parker is Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. For over two decades, her work has focused on research, education and advocacy efforts to advance our nation’s health literacy. She is an author of the Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (TOFHLA) and of the definition of health literacy used by Healthy People 2010, the IOM, the NIH, and the Affordable Care Act, as well as many scholarly pieces on health literacy. She is a national associate of the National Research Council of ...


Health Literacy: Culture, Language And Engaging Refugees In The Health Care System, Sarah Cirese-Payton, Meaghan Fanning Apr 2018

Health Literacy: Culture, Language And Engaging Refugees In The Health Care System, Sarah Cirese-Payton, Meaghan Fanning

Health Literacy Events

Speaker Bios:

Sarah Cirese Payton, LMSW, Jewish Vocational Services

Sarah Cirese Payton is the Social Work Manager at JVS, which provides intensive family case management and therapy services for immigrant and refugee adults and children/youth. She assists in connecting them with other JVS programs which include immigration services, employment services and cultural orientation.

Meaghan Fanning, LMSW, Jewish Vocational Services

Meaghan Fanning has been a social worker at JVS for six years but has worked with refugees for more than 10. She serves as the team leader and the youth therapist at JVS, working closely with refugee families and youth ...


Health Literacy, Culture And Language, John Cowden Apr 2018

Health Literacy, Culture And Language, John Cowden

Health Literacy Events

Speaker Bio:

John J.C. Cowden, MD, MPH, Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Dr. Cowden is a general pediatrician at Children’s Mercy, where he serves as medial director of the Office of Equity and Diversity. He is the founder and co-director of CHICOS, a Spanish language training program for bilingual pediatric residents, and Enlaces, a resident medical Spanish course. He is also medical director of a series of interpreter education courses in medical Spanish. In his bilingual clinical practice, he serves Spanish-speaking families from throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area.


Health Literacy: Can We Confuse Patients Less?, Ruth Parker Apr 2018

Health Literacy: Can We Confuse Patients Less?, Ruth Parker

Health Literacy Events

Speaker Bio:

Ruth Parker, MD, Emory University

Dr. Parker is Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. For over two decades, her work has focused on research, education and advocacy efforts to advance our nation’s health literacy. She is an author of the Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (TOFHLA) and of the definition of health literacy used by Healthy People 2010, the IOM, the NIH, and the Affordable Care Act, as well as many scholarly pieces on health literacy. She is a national associate of the National Research Council of the ...


Literacy: The Kansas City Perspective, Autumn Burton, Rachel Henderson Apr 2018

Literacy: The Kansas City Perspective, Autumn Burton, Rachel Henderson

Health Literacy Events

Speaker Bios:

Autumn Burton, BA, Literacy KC

Autumn is the Director of Programs at Literacy KC and is responsible for their educational programming. She has over 10 years of experience working in schools throughout Kansas City in a variety of positions ranging from teaching to administration. Autumn believes that literacy is a tool for success and is passionate about providing educational opportunities to anyone ready to learn.

Rachel Henderson, BA, Literacy KC

Rachel is the programs support coordinator for Literacy KC. Her current duties include potential and current student affairs as well as overseeing the AmeriCorps VISTA Program, where Literacy ...


People Bingo, Children's Mercy Hospital Apr 2018

People Bingo, Children's Mercy Hospital

Health Literacy Events

Ice-Breaker Exercise


Welcome/Introductions, Children's Mercy Hospital Apr 2018

Welcome/Introductions, Children's Mercy Hospital

Health Literacy Events

No abstract provided.


Registration, Children's Mercy Hospital Apr 2018

Registration, Children's Mercy Hospital

Health Literacy Events

Registration


Comics And Medicine: Building Collections And Raising Awareness, Matthew Noe Mar 2017

Comics And Medicine: Building Collections And Raising Awareness, Matthew Noe

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Graphic medicine, or the use of comics in healthcare, is a growing field within medical humanities that is of particular interest to those concerned with health literacy and medical education. Currently, this field is being explored on several fronts at the Lamar Soutter Library in an effort to provide key resources for study and to build community awareness of the potential uses of comics in medicine. These efforts include a scoping review study funded by the Gold Foundation to determine how comics are currently used in medicine and to what effect; the creation of book club kits on specific medical ...


The Capus Project-Innovative Solutions For Hiv/Aids Linkage To Care, Melanie Gwynn, Jamila Ealey, Kate Racoff Musgrove Sep 2014

The Capus Project-Innovative Solutions For Hiv/Aids Linkage To Care, Melanie Gwynn, Jamila Ealey, Kate Racoff Musgrove

7th Annual Rural HIV Research and Training Conference

“The CAPUS Project-Innovative Solutions for HIV/AIDS Linkage to Care”

Objectives: 1) Expand knowledge of the current linkage to care landscape within Georgia; 2) Identify essential components of the Resource Hub to enhance linkage to care efforts throughout Georgia; and 3)Promote effective use of the Resource Hub to facilitate HIV/AIDS linkage to care within highly impacted communities