May 3, 2012

Community Research Partners meeting to focus on health literacy and communication in diabetes, Friday, May 4

The Community Research Partners will have its next meeting 8:30 to 10 a.m., Friday, May 4.

Presenters will be Russell Rothman, M.D., of VUMC, and Laura Harris, R.D., of the Mid-Cumberland Regional Health Department.

Description: This presentation will discuss the importance of health literacy and health communication in patient health, with a particular focus on the role of health literacy in diabetes and obesity. The presentation will include the discussion of a current study that is a partnership between the Tennessee Department of Health, Vanderbilt and Meharry to improve diabetes care for patients in middle Tennessee. Current efforts, and approaches to address challenges to real world implementation and dissemination will be discussed.

The meeting will be held in the  6th Floor Board Room at 2525 West End Avenue.

To RSVP, contact Christine.c.king@vanderbilt.edu

A light breakfast will be provided.