"Health literate patient resources go beyond plain language and simple visuals to help people understand why and how, and to address concerns and barriers so patients can engage in their care.
Each topic presents its own challenges. However, online learning also makes it easy to go beyond static text and images and do an end run around literacy and reading grade levels.
We'll discuss how to design resources with patient input, thoughtful art, and ensure they meet patients’ needs so that people understand their participation is important, possible, and safe."
- Consider how Jessie Gruman's Patient Engagement Framework can inform patient-centered design
- Understand how to work with patients to create more engaging resources
- Examine best practices to create inclusive, engaging visuals
Geri Baumblatt, MA
Chief Engagement Officer
Geri Baumblatt has created hundreds of interactive and print patient resources, partners in health literacy and outcomes research and works with organizations to help ensure they include the patient voice and are easy to understand and act on. She’s on the editorial board of the Journal of Patient Experience, advises CMS on cost measures, writes a column on patient engagement on Healthcare IT Today, and is the Chief Engagement Officer at Docola.
Paige Jarreau, PhD
VP of Science Communication
Paige Jarreau is the VP of Science Communication for LifeOmic and former Science Communication Specialist for the LSU College of Science, where she earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biological Engineering,and PhD in Mass Communications. She’s written for Nature Magazine, Scientific American, and American Scientist .As the Lamar scholar, she taught courses in science communication and digital storytelling, and conducted inter-disciplinary research on how science is communicated in new media environments.
Gaius Augustus, PhD
Multimedia Science Communicator
Gaius Augustus trained in fine arts and video production, received my bachelor's degree in Integrative Studies with a focus in Chemistry & Biology, and completed his PhD in Cancer Biology in 2019. He now combines art and science to create visual stories about the world around us.
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