Meg Poag is the Executive Director of the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas. With training as a social worker and experience in health and human services, Meg has worked in the areas of housing, substance abuse, mental health, and literacy. Now Meg focuses on the design and delivery of specialized health literacy interventions.
In this podcast, Meg Poag talks with Helen Osborne about:
- Challenges in getting adequate funding for adult literacy programs, and health literacy programs.
- The importance of creating a business plan. Why it’s needed, what’s included, and an example of how a business plan can help.
- Creating a package of health literacy assessments, interventions, and services that hospitals actually will pay for.
More ways to learn:
- Literacy Coalition of Central Texas, Health Literacy. https://www.willread.org/our-services/health-literacy.html
- AMA Communication Climate Assessment Toolkit (C-CAT), http://www.ama-assn.org//ama/pub/physician-resources/medical-ethics/the-ethical-force-program/patient-centered-communication.page
- Osborne H (host), Mackert M (guest) (November 10, 2009). Using Advertising Principles in Public Health Campaigns (HLOL #48). http://healthliteracy.com/hlol-advertising-principles
Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (Updated 2018), by Helen Osborne. Relevant chapters include: 4, 21, 27.