Health Literacy and FQHCs: Enhancing Clinic Access by Reducing Barriers to Low Health Literacy Patients

Friday, June 23, 2017: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Latrobe (Grand Hyatt Washington)
This presentation will offer an overview of health literacy, including the impact that low health literacy has on clinic access, individual health outcomes, and health disparities at the population level. It will also describe the ways in which Old Town Clinic (a FQHC in Portland, Oregon) is working to minimize barriers and increase patient access through the application of health literacy principles (including universal precautions) throughout the clinic. Join us to learn how our various staff roles are working together to ensure we minimize barriers for all patients and what your clinic can do to improve patient access.
Anne Arthur, MA (Health Educator, Old Town Clinic, Central City Concern)
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