Health Literacy in Rural America Twitter Chat, November 16
Nov 4, 2022
The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) is hosting a Twitter Chat on November 16 at 1:00 pm Central, the day before National Rural Health Day. The chat titled, Addressing Health Literacy in Rural America, will be co-hosted by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health.
Health literacy is defined as an individual's ability to find, understand, and use health information and services to better inform their health decisions and actions. In addition, health literacy can refer to how well healthcare organizations enable that understanding and use of health information among patients and the public.
Special guests joining the chat include:
- NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis – @WalshCenter
- Kellie Kubena, USDA Rural Development – @usdaRD
- National Rural Health Association – @NRHA_Advocacy
- Horowitz Center for Health Literacy – @UMDHealthLit
- Florida Health Literacy Coalition – @FloridaLiteracy
- Shannon Wu, Senior Associate Director, American Hospital Association – @ahahospitals
- UAMS Center for Health Literacy – @UAMS_CHL
- Michelle Hutchinson, Health Literacy Lead, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – @CDC_eHealth
- Noah Lenstra, Director, Let's Move in Libraries – @LetsMoveLibrary
How to Participate
RHIhub will be using the hashtag #RuralHealthChat to tweet with experts from around the country. Anyone is welcome to log onto Twitter, and provide comments, questions, or just follow along. The questions for the chat are now available online. Questions will be numbered using Q1, Q2, etc., and answers should begin with A1, A2, etc., matching the question they belong to. If you would like to join in, be sure to use the #RuralHealthChat and #PowerofRural hashtags in your tweet!