Mary Greeley Atrium A
- Thursday, August 22, 9-11:30 a.m.
- Wednesday, August 28, 9-11:30 a.m.
Bertha Bartlett Public Library, 503 Broad St., Story City
- Tuesday, September 17, 9-11:30 a.m.
Please select one day to attend – Limited space available.
Presented by Jo Kline, attorney and author of THE 60-MINUTE GUIDE TO HEALTH LITERACY and the Des Moines Register's 12-week series, "Health Literacy 101."
Do you sometimes wish you had super powers when it comes to health care? Join attorney and author Jo Kline for a first-of-its kind seminar on becoming a Power Patient!
Health literacy is knowing when, how and where to access the resources needed to make informed choices as patients and caregivers, and having the decision-making tools for every health care situation. Which health care websites can I rely on? Am I taking my meds correctly? How do I choose the right treatment option? What vaccinations and preventive care do I need? How can I be the best advocate for myself or someone else?
With lively PowerPoint presentations, Jo will cover the history of medical decision making in America and modern challenges to managing health care. Then she’ll share the real nuts-and-bolts of being a Power Patient: the Top Ten Fundamentals of Health Literacy. Bring your questions for the Q&A! And no note-taking needed—each attendee will get handouts of all key messages and a lot more, as well as a copy of Jo’s book, THE 60-MINUTE GUIDE TO HEALTH LITERACY.