Health Literacy SIG

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Health Literacy Meeting Materials for PAS (Members only Section)

Annual Report

Co-chairs: Barbara Bayldon MD, Northwestern University, H. Shonna Yin MD MS New York University

SIG purpose/mission: SIG's mission is to advance health literacy in the healthcare system and reduce the health literacy burden that children and their families experience in order to improve pediatric outcomes.

Current SIG goals:

  1. To partner with other organizations (AAP, AMA, CDC, IOM, NIH) to include a pediatric HL perspective in the National Health Policy Agenda and other future policy statements and to help develop and promote the dissemination of Clear Child Health Information
  2. To provide Training for Child Health Providers in evidence-based techniques for clear communication
  3. To develop and promote a Research Agenda for HL in the context of child health

Annual summary: Last year has been one of significant activity

  1. During the year, our SIG group nearly completed its work on the APA SIG Small Grant HPV Vaccination Award, "A Health Literacy Initiative to Improve Provider-Parent HPV Vaccine Communication" (Co-PI's: Rosy Chaabra, PsyD, H. Shonna Yin, MD, MS; co-I's Barbara Bayldon, MD, Iman Sharif, MD, MPH, MS, Deena Chisolm, PhD, Maheen Quadri-Sheriff, MD, MS), which we received last year.
  2. Two groups of SIG members have been working to create a health literacy curriculum based on the two workshops we sponsored at PAS last year, with the goal of submitting these to MedEdPORTAL in the fall
  3. Our HL SIG PAS session this year featured the talk, "Becoming a Health Literate Organization: A Journey with Urgency", presented by Laura Noonan, MD of the Carolinas Health System in North Carolina. We then broke out into 3 groups, focused on education, research and policy

Other groups that work in your area of interest: (i.e. for med student education, this might include COMSEP, etc.) Serving the Underserved SIG, Advocacy Training SIG, Literacy Development Programs in Primary Care SIG

April 2017 Newsletter Article

Come join us for the Health Literacy Special Interest Group (SIG) at the upcoming 2017 PAS meeting in San Francisco in May!

Tuesday May 9th
Sierra Suite C- Marriott Marquis

This year our Health Literacy SIG meeting will have a special guest speaker, Dr. Benard Dreyer! Many of you know him as the former president of the APA and AAP, but he is also a tireless advocate for health literacy, childhood literacy, and poor and underserved populations. He will share his perspectives on future directions and needs with respect to health literacy from the research, advocacy, and education perspectives. During the meeting, interactive work groups will plan the next research, education, and practice priorities. This year, participants are encouraged to bring in specific examples of interventions in research, education, and practice; we hope that by sharing individual solutions we can generate a common understanding of current efforts in the field.

As we have each year, we will be sharing with you a "Health Literacy Guide to PAS" via email, as well as posting it on the APA wiki page. We welcome ideas from all of you regarding the topics you would most be interested in concentrating on as part of the Health Literacy Special Interest Group, as we seek to advance our goals in research, education, and practice! We hope to see you in San Francisco!

APA Health Literacy SIG Chairs

Dr. Barbara Bayldon

Dr. H. Shonna Yin

Dr. Andrea Morrison

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Current SIG Co-Chairs:

Barbara Bayldon, MD
225 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) -22-6110

Andrea Morrison, MD
912 N 76th St
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Phone: (414) 326-7832

Hsiang Yin, MD
11 Lincoln Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (347) 432-6380



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