Available Until 10/17/2023

Designing for Health Literacy: Exploring Emerging Intelligent Technologies to Support Older Adults*

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact Erica Lake, AHIP at erica-lake@uiowa.edu . 

Acording to Healthy People 2030, personal health literacy is the degree to which individuals can find, understand, and use information and services to make well-informed decisions regarding their health. Addressing individual challenges related to personal health literacy is key to helping reduce health disparities, achieve health equity, and improve overall public health. Yet, older adults 65 years of age or older disproportionately experience challenges that affect their levels of health literacy, ultimately impacting their ability to age successfully.

In this one-hour webinar, Dr. Martin-Hammond will provide an overview of her research that explores open challenges older adults encounter when finding, understanding, and using health information to inform personal health decisions. She will share her work examining the benefits and barriers of emerging artificially enabled technologies for addressing these challenges, and older adults' perceptions of how these technologies might support them in better accessing and managing care.

Resource URLhttps://www.nnlm.gov/training/class/designing-health-literacy-exploring-emerging-intelligent-technologies-support-older

Learning Objectives

Topics provide information to help attendees do one or more of the following:

  • Know their communities
  • Better understand health consumers
  • Evaluate health information
  • Increase knowledge of resources and subjects
  • Improve health-related communication, reference, instruction, and programming
  • Increase health literacy
  • Understand and explore the relationship between technology and health
  • Explore ethical and legal issues
  • Assess needs for health information
  • Obtain and disseminate health-related information
  • Identify sources of secondary data related to health


1-10 minutes     NNLM: Welcome to session, introduction to NNLM and Region 6, and speaker introductions

11-45 minutes   Speaker presentation

46-59 minutes   Q&A

MLA CE Credit: 1.0