Using Everyday Words to Communicate Health and Wellness (Advancement in Diabetes Webinar)

October 11, 2023
12:00 PM (PDT)

It is essential to provide clear health information to enable our patients to find, access, and act on information to maintain wellness. Health literacy is multidimensional and involves the interaction of individuals, providers, caregivers, and complex healthcare systems. This session will provide an overview of the role of organizational health literacy, share strategies and techniques to improve patient understanding, locate practical tools, and discuss the current ongoing efforts of the IHS Health Literacy Workgroup to advance health literacy. We all have a role in advancing health literacy to support patients in making informed health decisions to maintain health and wellness. 

This webinar is part of an ongoing health literacy campaign by the Indian Health Service (IHS).  We think there may be some useful information for oral health professionals on this webinar as well, and it complements our ongoing SMILE (Sharing oral health Messages to Improve Literacy for Everyone) Program (


Webinar Number: 2761 412 7089

Webinar Password: 5Btwq7a5ZYk (52897725 from phones systems)

Join by Phone: 1-415-527-5035

Access code: 2761 412 7089


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  • Registration is not required.
  • There is no cost for participation in the webinar.

Recorded Webinar Access

The CME/CE approved recorded session will be available (along with over 50 hours of other no cost CME/CE approved trainings) on the IHS Division of Diabetes website approximately three weeks after the live session.

For additional information please contact the Division of Diabetes at [email protected].