Webinar - Let's Talk: Health Literacy and Health Equity



Let's Talk: Health Literacy and Health Equity


Webinar Date: March 24, 2021


Webinar Description and Objectives

Communication is at the core of everything we do in prevention. There isn't one prevention strategy that doesn't include communication as the foundation. Yet for many of the communities we serve, understanding communication materials can be a challenge. This webinar will discuss health literacy and will provide strategies for prevention practitioners on ensuring that prevention initiatives are communicated and implemented effectively. Remember, if your audience can't understand your message, what is the point?

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

1.Define health literacy.

2.Explain how literacy is connected to other social inequities and health disparities.

3.Describe the Clear and Simple plan for improving prevention communications.



Community, tribal, and state-level substance misuse prevention practitioners, allied health partners and community members located in the Pacific Southwest states and jurisdictions of American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.



Picture of Nicole Augustine, MPH, MCHES, PSNicole Augustine, MPH, MCHES, PS received her B.A. in Sociology from Cornell University and her Master of Public Health from The George Washington University School of Public Health. She is a passionate public health practitioner, dedicated to the utilization of evidence-based strategies because Prevention Works! With a background in sociology and public health, Nicole constantly evaluates human behavior through the lens of a sociocultural perspective. Utilizing this frame of thought, she provides technical assistance to communities as they address the root causes of substance misuse issues.




Picture of Monica Fuller Johnson, CPSMonica Fuller Johnson, CPS, TTS, QP is a Certified Prevention Specialist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, and Integrated Care Manager. Monica has provided evidence based programming, and educational services for more than 10 years. Mental Health First Aid, Prime for Life, Anger Management, and Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) are just a few of the national evidence based curriculums that she facilitates.





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Other Resources

Health Literacy Handout 

National Institute of Health Easy-to-Read Drug Facts



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