Challenges and Strategies for Improving Health Literacy in Under-Resourced Communities

Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021

Target Audience: Corporate Healthcare Management, Government Officials, Medical Professionals, City, State and Federal Healthcare Decision Makers, Healthcare Business Owners

Event Objectives

  • Discussed the $230 billion-dollar financial impact health literacy is having on the US economy and identify strategies that can be implemented to reduce costs and improve health literacy and healthcare disparities within under-resourced communities
  • Discussed how health literacy plays a vital role in achieving success through the education of individuals and changing behavior for improved health outcomes
  • Discussed action steps for webinar participants to take leading to improvements in health literacy and building healthier communities in Hampton Roads and across our nation 

Keynote Speaker: Maurice Jones

Maurice Jones was appointed the CEO and President of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) in September of 2016. The organization announced on Jan. 27, 2021 that Maurice would be stepping down in March to take over as chief execuitve officer of OneTen. Maurice previously served as the Secretary of Commerce and Trade for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and President and Publisher of The Virginian-Pilot.

Panel Discussion

Moderated by Cynthia Romero, MD, FAAFP, Director, M. Foscue Brock Institute for Community and Global Health at EVMS

Opening remarks by Scott Massey, PhD, Chairman & CEO, Global Action Platform