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Video Preview: Health Literacy Course with Instructor Kiameesha Evans

How to Improve Health Literacy, Workforce Development Training Grants

Health literacy is the ability to obtain, process, and understand basic health information needed to make informed healthcare decisions. The health literacy course previewed above provides health care professionals with tools to improve their communication with patients and caregivers in order to ensure patient safety. When information about health care services and options is delivered to patients in a way that they can understand, it is beneficial to patients' overall health, longevity, and quality of life.

The Workforce Development Unit at the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) has successfully helped hundreds of NJ employers offer training to their staff through NJ Department of Labor (DOL) grants. This health literacy training course can be modified to suit the needs and initiatives of any healthcare organization, and participants may be eligible to attend grant funded training to develop their health literacy skills for no out-of-pocket expense! This healthcare professional training course can also be combined with other course offerings and tailored into a customized program that fulfills your specific corporate training needs.

To receive DOL workforce training grant funding, your company must be NJ-based and free of any state tax liabilities. The qualification process takes about 5 minutes and requires very basic company information such as name, address and FEIN number.

To set up training for your organization or to find out about the other training grant courses offered through OCPE, please contact us:

Sharon Gutterman, Senior Program Coordinator
Email: gutterman@njaes.rutgers.edu
Phone: 848-932-7701

About Kiameesha Evans, Health Literacy Training Instructor

Kiameesha Evans is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) who has previous experience as a Program Director for the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. In this role, her responsibilities included developing, providing, and evaluating educational programs for health professionals and developing health education messaging for the lay community using a variety of print and electronic media. She also previously held positions with the American Heart Association as a Cultural Health Initiatives Director and Regional Heart and Stroke Director.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities with OCPE's workforce development unit, Kiameesha has held Teaching Assistant positions at the Rutgers School of Public Health. She has also been a guest lecturer for Rutgers University courses on Principles of Health and Wellness Education and Health Program Development.

Kiameesha earned a Master of Public Health degree in Health Education and Behavioral Science from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences from The Johns Hopkins University. She currently serves on the Communications Committee and Evaluation Committee of the Governor's Task Force on Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment in New Jersey. She is also an active member of the NJ Society for Public Health Education.

Understanding Health Literacy: Extended Video Preview

Can your organization benefit from Kiameesha Evans's course on health literacy? Get a more in-depth look at the type of workplace training that OCPE can provide in this extended course preview video.