Monday, August 27, 2007

Come Learn About Health Literacy and Access Partnership

Bon Secours Hampton Roads Faith Community Health Ministry Network presents a health literacy workshop by Candice Driskell, M.S., R.N., C.C.M., Executive Director, Access Partnership on Saturday, September 15, 2007, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Mary Immaculate Hospital, Community Health and Education Resource Center, 2 Bernardine Drive, Newport News, VA 23602. FREE and open to the community! Nursing contact hours apply.

Health Literacy refers to the set of skills needed to read, understand, and act on basic health care information. According to the Center for Health Care Strategies, and National Academy on Aging Society, over 90 million adults with low health literacy skills have limited ability to read and understand the instructions contained on prescriptions or medicine bottles, appointment slips, informed consent documents, insurance forms, and health education materials.

To register: call Sharon Jones at (757) 886-6944 or email at RSVP by September 7, 2007. Light refreshments served.

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