Let's Talk: The Role of Health Literacy in Health & Dentistry, Part 2

September 23, 2020
10:00-12:00pm (PT)

Click here to register

Health literacy is not elective. It can help us prevent oral health problems and better manage problems and unexpected situations that happen, especially from misunderstanding information shared. Come experience an overview of health literacy, learn about a universal precautions toolkit, and practice “teach back” strategies for decreasing the disease burden of patients while increasing their capacity to understand information shared


Laura Noonan, MD

Dr. Noonan joined the Pediatrics Department at Carolinas Medical Center 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.