Trainings

Trainings

Culture and Health Literacy: Beyond Access

URL 1: http://learning.umn.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=1746066&selectedProgramAreaId=18870&selectedProgramStreamId=18877

URL 2: http://www.sph.umn.edu/academics/ce/courses/

Date Developed: Unknown. Source: University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Dr. Kasiomayajula Viswanath. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: Self-paced.

Annotation

This online training discusses how inequalities in health information contribute to unequal treatment and health outcomes for some populations (health disparities) and what communities can do to close the gap and improve health literacy.

Inequalities in the generation, manipulation, and distribution of health information and the capacity to act on health information among social and cultural groups in the United States is discussed in an audio presentation by Dr. Kasiomayajula Viswanath. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. His research focuses on how inequalities in communication are associated with health disparities.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.