Michael Jackman is District Director for Massachusetts Congressman William R. Keating. Mike has a long history of public service and community outreach in the areas of health and safety, crime prevention, and wellness. He is involved with numerous initiatives and now chairs a Community Health Network Alliance (CHNA) called the South Shore Community Partners in Prevention. Health literacy is a key component of much of Mike’s work.
In this podcast, Michael Jackman talks with Helen Osborne about:
- How elected officials can affect health policy and funding at local, state, and national levels.
- Why it is important for everyday people to participate in this governmental process
- Examples of ways to bridge the gap between elected officials and health literacy.
More ways to learn:
- United States Senate, http://www.senate.gov/index.htm
- United States House of Representatives, http://www.house.gov
- Website of the Governor of Massachusetts, Governor Charlie D Baker Proclaims Health Literacy Month, http://www.mass.gov/governor/constituent-services/recognition/issued-proclamations/2016/health-literacy-month.html
- United States Representative Bill Keating, https://keating.house.gov
- South Shore Community Partners in Prevention (CHNA 23), http://chna23.org
Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (Updated 2018), by Helen Osborne. Relevant chapters include: 4,13, 27