Health Literacy Course for Faculty Begins

15 Scholars from around the state joined the Faculty Development course this year.

Nurses, Physicians, Pharmacists, Physical Therapists, Administrators and Educators are all represented in this year's Faculkty Development in Health Literacy course.  Lead by Dr. Darren DeWalt, an international expert on the subject, the six month courses improves communication in the exam room and leads to improved health outcomes.  National surveys show as many as 2/3rds of the population has low health literacy.  This means they have difficulty obtaining or processing basic health information.  The elderly have some of the highest rates of low health literacy so providers need to meet them on their level to ensure that health care instructions are understood and carried out.