Health Literacy in the Digital Age: Applications to Genomics
June 10, 2021, 11:00 am -12:00 pm ET
Please join this free seminar
With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, patients are turning more to online information sources and telehealth services to address their healthcare needs. Digital health literacy plays an increasingly important role in understanding information and in patient-provider communication. This has implications across disease prevention and the healthcare continuum including the field of genetics. In this webinar, Marleah Dean Kruzel, an Associate Professor at the University of South Florida and Collaborator Member at the Moffitt Cancer Center, will define digital health literacy and discuss the impact of online health information on healthcare. Sue Friedman, Executive Director of Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), will discuss how patients navigate the traps of online health information and present FORCE’s “XRAY” approach to improving digital health literacy.
Marleah Dean Kruzel, PhD
Associate Professor, University of South Florida
Collaborator Member at the Moffitt Cancer Center
Sue Friedman, DVM
Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
Temeika L. Fairley, PhD
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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- Yi, Robin H. Pugh, et al. 2018. XRAYS (eXamining Relevance of Articles to Young Survivors) Program survey of information needs and media use by young breast cancer survivors and young women at high-risk for breast cancerexternal icon. Health Communication, 33 (12), 1525-1530.
- Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health, Office of Science
- CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control