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Reaching Out to Elected Officials about Health and Health Literacy (HLOL #160)

by | Mar 1, 2017

Helen, Mike and ProclamationMichael 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:

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

Read the transcript of this podcast.

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