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Health Literacy is "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions" according to the Institute of Medicine.
According to the Calgary Charter on Health Literacy report, Health Literacy is defined:
This year's Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture focuses on health literacy. The Health Literacy Interest Group and the faculty and staff at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library invite the health sciences community, University of Utah faculty, staff and students and general public to Mayden Lecture events.
The goals for the Mayden lecture are to:
Mayden Lecture events are linked in the navigation bar above.
The keynote speaker is Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D, Health Literacy and Research Director, Canyon Ranch Institute, and nationally known Health Literacy expert. The title of his talk is "Health Literacy: Applications for Enhanced Health System Performance OR . . . How to Change the World with Health Literacy"
The Friday morning Workshop includes roundtable discussions and goal setting on topics of local importance:
Video Contest is open to interested students who will work in teams composed of two to ten participants. Each team is challenged to create a 30 second to one minute public service announcement (PSA) video on a specific health literacy issue of their choosing.
Page updated: Thu, 2013-04-18