Health Literacy and Child Health: What Is Known and What Are Needed Next Steps?

July 23, 2020 (Noon-1:30 p.m. ET)


Child Development and Behavior Branch (CDBB), Division of Extramural Research (DER), NICHD


Webinar; see “More Information” for how to register


Many U.S. parents and their children struggle with health literacy issues that affect their ability to understand and act on information related to the child’s health, including guidance provided by pediatric healthcare providers. For this installment of the Advances in Child Development and Behavior Speaker Series, H. Shonna Yin, M.D., M.Sc. external link, will focus on helping those with health literacy issues to understand the following:

  • Implications of health literacy in the context of pediatric health across preventive, acute, and chronic care domains
  • Use of health literacy-informed strategies and interventions to improve child health-related outcomes
  • Health literacy research to inform practice and policy change

Dr. Yin is a general pediatrician and an associate professor of pediatrics and population health at the New York University School of Medicine/Bellevue Hospital Center.

More Information

Register for this webinar external link. Once you register and receive approval, you will receive the password to access the WebEx event. This event requires registration.


For assistance with sign language interpreters and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event:
Laureen Lee, CDBB, DER, NICHD
Phone: 301–496–5578

Please note: Views expressed during NICHD-sponsored events do not necessarily reflect the opinions or the official positions of NICHD, NIH, or HHS.
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