Professional Development: The Challenge of Numeracy: Why Simply Providing Data is not Enough

Ever wondered about the impact of low numeracy on health care consumers’ abilities to use health data in meaningful ways? Want to hear about some communication strategies to overcome these barriers? Then you might want to attend this free webinar, presented by UC Berkeley School of Public Health’s Center for Public Health Practice and the American Public Health Association (APHA) Health Communication Working Group.

This webinar will help you to be able to describe the numeracy skills of adults in the United States as measured by the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), to identify some of the ways that adults with low numeracy skills have difficulty using or interpreting health data, and to identify evidence-based communication methods that improve understanding of numerical health data.

When: Monday, December 14 at 10:00 AM PST
– Cynthia Zafft RN, EdD, Principal Investigator, Literacy Information and Communication System;
– Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher PhD, Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Research Associate Professor, University of Michigan Medical School

Please go to the Health Communication Matters Webinar Series website for more information or to register. When the meeting starts, the first 250 attendees will be allowed in the meeting room. If you are unable to access the event the day of due to a full lobby, the hosts will be emailing out links to the webinar recording, slides and any resources shortly after the event.