Helping Neighbors: F.I.S.H. Program Presentation: ‘Health Literacy… The ABC’s of Good Health Care’
F.I.S.H. OF SANCAP, with Lee Health, Millennium Health (formerly Dunavant Group), Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ and Comfort Keepers is offering a community presentation, ‘Health Literacy, The ABC’s of Good Health Care’, on Thursday, June 14, 2018, from 9:30 AM- 12 noon at the Sanibel Community House.
A physicians’ ability to effectively and compassionately communicate information is key to a successful patient–physician relationship. Patient outcomes depend on successful communication. The physician who encourages open communication may obtain more complete information, enhance the prospect of a more accurate diagnosis, and potentially improve adherence to treatment plans that benefits long-term health. Speaking toward this topic are:
Dawn Moore, Certified Care Manager, Lee Health
Dianne St. Pierre, PA, Millennium Health (formerly Dunavant Group)
Linda Convertine, RN, Faith Community Nurse, Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ,
Lisa Armstrong, Marketing Coordinator, Comfort Keepers
F.I.S.H. Facilitator, Program Director Kathy Y. Monroe, states, “Critical information will be exchanged during this seminar. Participants will leave knowing how to access and read medical records, make a better determination about when and how to take medications and how NOT to be shy about asking their physician and pharmacist about information pertinent to their well-being.“ Lisa Armstrong, Comfort Keepers, continues, “It is so important that we all learn how to access appropriate health resources and know how to best communicate with our health care providers. This knowledge will lead you to become a better self-advocate.”
This seminar is open to the community and snacks will be provided. For additional information and to RSVP, contact Kathy Y. Monroe at (239) 472-4775.