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2017 pre-conference workshop: Advancing health literacy: Tools, topics, and theory

  • Tuesday, April 04, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Embassy Suites Albuquerque -1000 Woodward Place NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102


Registration is closed


Registration will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4th, onsite at Embassy Suites.

This free, full-day training sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Health* is for community health workers and others working in the fields of health care and public health who’d like to be able to answer the following questions:

  • How do you define health literacy?
  • How is health literacy an approach to behavior change?
  • What tools to advance health literacy are you aware of?

Facilitated by Dr. Andrew Pleasant, this workshop will cover different definitions of health literacy, a discussion of several health literacy tools, and the relationship between health literacy and behavior change. The focus will be on proven ways to use health literacy as a tool for behavior change throughout society to eliminate disparities in health.

*Sponsored by the Office of Health Equity with additional support from the Office of Community Health Workers.

Workshop Schedule

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

Morning session: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Lunch break (on your own): 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Afternoon session: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

(Note: Lunch on April 4th will not be provided. Workshop participants will have a 90-minute break for lunch on your own.)

Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., is the Senior Director for Health Literacy and Research at the Canyon Ranch Institute in Tucson, AZ.  He joined Canyon Ranch Institute in May 2009, where he is responsible for advancing the role of health literacy across its activities. He also leads all research and evaluation activities, and is the program manager for numerous Canyon Ranch Institute partnerships.

Andrew’s interest in communication, literacy, and social change started while working on his parents’ small-town weekly newspapers. That early inspiration underpins his ongoing professional practice and research in health literacy, science, risk, and environmental communication, and social marketing.

Andrew earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Arizona State University; a master’s degree in environmental studies from Brown University; and a doctorate in communication from Cornell University. He lives in Tucson, AZ, and enjoys hiking and photography.

This training has been approved for 6 hours of CE for NM Certified CHWs.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and polices of the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS) through the joint sponsorship of HealthInsight New Mexico and [NMPHA]. HealthInsight New Mexico is accredited by the NMMS to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

HealthInsight New Mexico designates this Live Event for a maximum of 17.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) tm. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Albuquerque, NM 87125

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