Children and adolescents (youth) are becoming involved in their own health care benefits and decisions. As higher levels of health literacy are correlated to positive health outcomes later in life, it is important to understand how to engage youth through health interventions, campaigns, And/or educational programs.
Although health literacy research has been well-established in adult populations, there is still much that we don't know as today's youth are part of a new generation- exposed to health information that may or may not be accurate From a variety of settings (in school, with peers, online, etc.). It is vital that young people have the skills to navigate this environment to protect their health and well-being.
On November 19, 2019, the Roundtable on Health Literacy will convene for a public workshop, planned by an ad hoc planning committee in Washington, D.C.. The workshop keynotes, presentations, and moderated panel discussions will aim to:
- Explicate the necessity of developing health literacy skills in youth;
- Examine the research on developmentally appropriate health literacy milestones and transitions and measuring health literacy in youth;
- Learn from programs and policies that represent best practices for developing health literacy skills in youth;
- Explore potential collaborations across disciplines for developing health literacy skills in youth.
WEBCAST: A livestream of the video will be embedded at the meeting page for viewing. Please register through EventBrite whether you plan to attend in person or by webcast.
ASL interpreters will be on site at the workshop.
To sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/developing-health-literacy-skills-in-youth-a-workshop-tickets-74025952617