Guidelines exist about what constitutes a health literate organization, but little has been done to make these guidelines actionable or extend them to non-clinical health settings. Health Confianza is a San Antonio-based multi-level program piloting a pledge program to equip community-based organizations to make organizational health literacy (OHL) changes. Ten participating organizations self-assessed their health literacy environments, using the results to develop priority actions in: policy; practice; navigation; culture and language; and communication. The actions will be turned into an OHL Plan during an eight-month learning collaborative. A media campaign will highlight what the pledge program means for clients.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the importance of organizational health literacy efforts in community based settings.
2. Describe an innovative program to achieve organizational change to improve health literacy for clients and patients.
3. Describe methods for evaluating organizational health literacy efforts.
Melanie Stone, DrPH(c), MPH, MEd
Assistant Director, Community Service Learning
The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics
Co-Investigator, Health Confianza
Jason Rosenfeld, DrPH, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Director for Global Health
Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics
UT Health San Antonio
Register for this workshop:
When: July 26, 2023, 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Organizational Health Literacy: How to Implement Changes in Community-based Organizations
Limited attendance of 50 participants!
Earn Continuing Education Hours
CHES/MCHES: Sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Advancement, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc, this webinar is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive 1.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 1.5. Continuing Competency credits available are 0. Provider ID#: 101864
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