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A Workshop on Engaging Community Health Workers / Youth Ambassadors to Improve Health Literacy

Posted by on April 3rd, 2023 Posted in: Blog


Join the Office of Minority Health for the workshop Engaging Community Health Workers/Youth Ambassadors to Improve Health Literacy will be held on April 20th from 2-3:30 ET.

This workshop will explore the use of community health workers/youth ambassadors in promoting health literacy in the community. Held in observation of National Minority Health Month, this workshop will feature grantees of the Office of Minority Health’s grant programs Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19 and the National Infrastructure for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities. Representatives will discuss lessons learned implementing health literacy approaches in youth ambassadors programs.

You can view the event webpage here, or visit the registration page directly.

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A planning committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in collaboration with the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) will convene a 90-minute public workshop to explore the use of community health workers/youth ambassadors in promoting health literacy in the community. The workshop will be held during National Minority Health Month and will feature invited panelists and moderated discussion to explore:

  1. The evidence-base supporting community health worker/youth ambassador programs
  2. Different health literacy approaches used in implementing community health/youth ambassador programs
  3. Lessons learned implementing community health worker/youth ambassador programs under the OMH Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19 and the National Infrastructure for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities grant programs

 

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Kathy Downing is the Public Health Digital Library Coordinator for the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office.

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