Health Literacy and OCPs: Helping Your Clients to Understand and Remember Instructions for How to Use OCPs Correctly
Originally presented by Cardea Austin on November 9, 2010
About This Webinar
How can you be sure that your clients understand what you are saying? Do they understand the materials you give them? This webinar will provide you with information about how to communicate effectively with clients, especially those with limited health literacy, about oral contraceptives and give them the tools to understand how to take OCPs correctly, including what to do in case of missed pills.
Clinicians, nurses, medical assistants, counselors, health educators of Region VI
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Identify the ways in which limited health literacy affects clients' ability to comprehend and act on health information, especially regarding OCPs
- Explain how good health literacy principles and techniques can improve clients' access to, understanding of, and comprehension of how to use OCPs correctly and successfully.
- Employ strategies to improve the health literacy of clients, especially regarding OCPs
Kathryn Anderson, MA, is the Executive Director of Sage Words Accessible Health Communications. She has been a public health and health education consultant for the past seven years, which has included writing and implementing training on risk communication for clinicians serving migrant populations in seventeen states. She has a strong background in adult education, including many years of teaching, and research experience in provider/patient communication.