Understanding Health Literacy in the Context of Health Equity and Inclusion

Health Care Education Association (HCEA) and The Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN) welcome you to participate in our joint webinar to gain knowledge of strategies to impact equity and inclusion when addressing health literacy.

Learn about the effect of inequity and lack of inclusion in patient education, including the impact on communities and vulnerable populations. Our presenter will discuss health literacy as a social determinant of health and its connection to health inequity and disparities.


Eva Gomez, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CPN
Professional Development Specialist
Clinical Education, Informatics, Practice & Quality 
Boston Children's
Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital     



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  1. Explain the role of Health literacy as social determinant of health and its connection to health inequity and disparities.
  2. Describe the effect of inequity and lack of inclusion on patient education and how it impacts the health of communities and vulnerable populations.
  3. Explain how the actions, symbols and messages we use through patient education materials convey a message of inclusion.
  4. List at least two strategies to foster equity, diversity and inclusion in health literacy strategies.

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020           

Time: 1 pm ET - 2 pm ET 

Cost: Free for members of HCEA or CPEN, $20 for non-members

Credit OfferedThis activity has been approved for one hour of CECH (Continuing Education Contact Hours) for CHES and MCHES. Sponsored by MD Anderson Cancer Center, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc  This program is designated for the CHES and MCHES to receive 1 Category I continuing education contact hour. MEP#99697

This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91).

Webinar Moderator: Kathy Janes Jinkins, BSN, M.Ed., MCHES®, Associate Director, Patient Education The Learning Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center

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