Going with the (Work) Flow: Moving from Vaccination Inaction to Action with Health Literacy

May 19, 2021
10 am - 11:30am (PST)


Dr. Laura Noonan, facilitator of the “Let’s Talk: the Role of Health Literacy in Health & Dentistry” webinar series returns to discuss how health literacy can be integrated into workflow when discussing and providing vaccinations such as HPV, Influenza and COVID-19.

Learners will be able to:

  • understand some of the current barriers to vaccination
  • identify health literate communication techniques such as natural assumption/announcement
  • understand work flow steps and how the use of health literacy strategies can make the process more successful

Laura K. Noonan, MD, Facilitator

Dr. Noonan joined the Pediatrics Department at Atrium Health in 1994. She founded and currently directs the Center for Advancing Pediatric Excellence at Levine Children’s Hospital. With extensive experience teaching and advising, Dr. Noonan was the Collaborative Director for Carolinas HealthCare System’s QI-based health literacy initiative, and is currently co-chair of the system’s Health Literacy Governance Council. National lectures include the Institute of Medicine’s Health Literacy Roundtable, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s National Forum, the American Academy of Pediatrics’ National Convention, and Boston University’s Health Literacy Annual Research Conference. She was included in an AHRQ grant as part of a Technical Expert Panel for Organizational Health Literacy, and integrates health literacy into broader healthcare discussions by participating on a roundtable hosted by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and an RTI-sponsored think tank.