Gretchen Van Wye 4.7.15



Gretchen Van Wye 4.7.15
Monthly “Log-in and Learn” Webinar Series
Health Literacy:
What is it?
Why does it matter to health disparities?
What can you do about it to advance health equity?
Gretchen Van Wye, PhD, MA
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sociomedical Sciences
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Vital Statistics
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
April 7th, 2015
12-1pm ET
Required 2-step registration:
2. Join Livestream with your email address at
Recommended pre-webinar reading:
Baur, C., Prue, C. (2014). The CDC clear communication index is a new evidence-based tool to prepare and
review health information. Health Promotion Practice, 1-9. (see PDF attached)
Reflection Questions:
• What is health literacy?
• What are the health outcomes associated with low health literacy?
• What are potential strategies to communicate with low-health-literacy audiences?
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Hum an
Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27878-01-00, Affordable Care Act (ACA) Public Health Training Centers for $675,634.00. This
information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any
endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.