Millennium Collaborative Care, in collaboration with Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center (AHEC), invites community members to attend “Addressing Social Determinants of Health Through Health Literacy,” a community forum focused on improving health literacy within our community, as well as within our workplaces.
Date: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018
Time: 1 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Frank E. Merriweather Library
1324 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo, NY 14208
This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited!
Secure your spot by registering at https://addressingsocialdethealth.eventbrite.com
The purpose of this event is to discuss strategies to improve Social Determinants of Health within the workplace and the community through the lens of health literacy. Participants will leave this forum with an understanding of how Social Determinants impact their organization and the community, as well as strategies to improve health and well-being at the organizational level.
The event will begin with an introduction by Erie Niagara AHEC, followed by keynote speaker Susan LaValley PhD, MS, MLS, MA.
Susan LaValley, PhD, MS, MLS, MA, is trained as a medical librarian and social scientist. She has worked extensively with patients and caregivers to better understand the types of health information they need in order to make health decisions. She is particularly interested in people’s online information seeking habits. Dr. LaValley has also collaborated with libraries and community groups in order to help people acquire increased health literacy skills so they can better navigate the complicated healthcare system. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Primary Care Research Institute, Department of Family Medicine at the University at Buffalo.
A panel discussion will follow with community members and professionals on the impact of health literacy at the organizational and community level, and will conclude with a networking session.
• Elizabeth Machnica, MPH from the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Healthy Workplaces Initiative
• Asim Johnson, Healthcare Advocate for the Healthcare Education Project
• Denise Walden, CHW from Erie Niagara AHEC’s “We Are One: A Faith-Based Health Literacy Initiative”
• Additional panelists to be announced!
For more information, please contact Erie Niagara AHEC at 716-835-9358.