Health Literacy Out Loud Podcast #55: Health Literacy Milestones and Opportunities
Posted by MHLPadmin on Mar 30, 2011
Dr. Ruth Parker is Professor of Medicine and Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is nationally recognized for her efforts in health literacy research, education, and health policy.
Dr. Parker’s accomplishments are many, including helping to develop the TOFHLA (Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults) and co-writing the health literacy definition included in many publications and initiatives including the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as “Health Care Reform”).
In this podcast, Dr. Parker talks with Helen Osborne about:
- Why health literacy matters so much to her, and everyone else.
- Health literacy milestones, especially in the past ten years.
- Health literacy opportunities ahead in this era of health care reform.
Health Literacy Out Loud is brought to you by Helen Osborne, Health Literacy Consulting. You can find all of Osborne's podcasts at www.healthliteracyoutloud.com/