Tips and Tools for Closing the Digital Health Divide*

For more information on this course, or to schedule, please contact the NNLM Training Office at nto@utah.edu.

Now, more than ever, the ability to navigate online resources is crucial. As your community relies increasingly on technology, whether to access health information online or to book appointments through telehealth, it’s important that everyone understands these resources.
Join us for the virtual programming series “Tips and Tools for Closing the Digital Health Divide” to learn about digital literacy as it relates to reliable health information. Discover ideas for implementing or supporting digital literacy engagement.
Supported by the Network of the National Library of Medicine and the All of Us Research Program, Wisconsin Health Literacy will lead the discussions, while expert panelists will provide insight and strategies for effectively reaching these diverse populations:
•    Communities of Color
•    Latinx Communities
•    Refugee and Immigrant Communities
•    Older Adults
•    People with Disabilities
•    LGBTQ+ Communities 

Course URL: https://nnlm.gov/training/recordings

Learning Objectives:

During this four-part webinar series, participants will:

  1. Define health literacy, describe the relationship between literacy and the social determinants of health, and recognize the importance of digital literacy in making informed health decisions
  2. Use free, culturally humble, and accessible interactive videos and guides to support development of digital health information skills
  3. Apply a minimum of three best practices to effectively and meaningfully communicate with key populations to improve health literacy

Agenda:

Session 1: digital literacy, health literacy, and tools developed for program implementation

90 minute session  

Date: April 19, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM (CT)

11:00 AM - Introductions - Stan and Caitlyn

 11:05 AM - Health literacy & digital health literacy explained - Stan

11:20 AM - Plain language and communication techniques - Stan

11:30 AM - “Health Online” in your community – findings from dissemination - Caitlyn

11:45 AM - Digital literacy resources – how to apply in work - Caitlyn

12:20 PM  - Questions/Open discussion - Stan and Caitlyn


60 minute sessions

April 20th:  60-minute panel discussion with two community organizations (add speakers and organizations) 11:00 am – Noon CT

April 21st:  60-minute panel discussion with two community organizations (add speakers and organizations) 11:00 am – Noon CT

April 22nd: 60-minute panel discussion with two community organizations (add speakers and organizations) 11:00 am – Noon CT

Agenda

00:00-00:15 – intro

00:15-00:30 – speaker 1

00:30-00:45 - speaker 2

00:45-00:60 – discussion and closing

MLA CE Credits: 4