October 19th - Lunch - Special Interest Group: IHLA Child and Family Health Literacy SIG: Responding to Coronavirus-Related Health Literacy Needs in Children and Families
Caring for children's health is complex and requires specific health literacy skills. The International Health Literacy Association (IHLA) Child and Family Health Literacy Special Interest Group’s mission is to advance health literacy-related research, practice-/organizational-level change, education, and policy/advocacy to improve the health and well-being of children and adolescents. The group will focus on discussions and initiatives around evidenced-based solutions in pediatric health literacy research, education, and practice-/organizational-level change. This SIG aims to improve the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents by: (1) promoting the consideration of health literacy in research involving children, adolescents, and families; (2) creating networking opportunities to encourage high quality collaborative research; and, (3) advancing and disseminating knowledge to academic and non-academic stakeholders.
Sasha Fleary, PhD
Associate Professor and Director of the Child Health Equity Research Lab, Department of Community Health and Social Sciences at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy
Dr. Fleary is an Associate Professor and Director of the Child Health Equity Research Lab in the Department of Community Health and Social Sciences at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. Dr. Fleary’s research is focused on health literacy and preventive health with an emphasis on underserved children and families. She is particularly interested in the role of multiple facets of health literacy in chronic disease prevention and community organization around health. Dr. Fleary is the co-founder/co-chair of the Child and Family Health Literacy Special Interest Group of the International Health Literacy Association.
Andrea Morrison, MD, MS
Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr. Morrison is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Medical Director of Health Literacy, and co-Director of the Health Literacy Task Force at Children’s Wisconsin. Her research work has focused on the effects of parent health literacy and the decision to seek emergency care for children. She has published work regarding health literacy and ED utilization, health literacy measurement in parents, and health literacy and clinical care in the ED. Dr. Morrison directs health literacy efforts at Children’s Wisconsin to improve quality and safety of care. Recently Dr. Morrison and others studied health literacy-related safety events and have developed performance standards for clear communication to be used in improvement work. Dr. Morrison is the co-founder/co-chair of the International Health Literacy Association Child and Family Health Literacy Special Interest group and the co-chair of the Academic Pediatric Society Health Literacy Special Interest Group.