Alison Caballero, MPH, CHES
UAMS Center for Health Literacy
As the director of the UAMS Center for Health Literacy, Alison collaborates with leaders in education, research, and clinical care to advance the Center's mission to improve health by making health information easy to understand. She leads the team of expert staff who conduct collaborative research, provide health communications training, and deliver a host of plain language services across the country. Alison’s background includes workforce development, public health education and research, patient education, and medical administration. She completed a prevention fellowship with the US Department of Health and Human Services and holds an undergraduate degree in health education and a master’s degree in public health. She is a certified health education specialist (CHES®).
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Closing the Gap Between Information Delivery and Learning: Integrating Health Literacy into Interprofessional Education
Clear health communication is essential in the pursuit of the Quadruple Aim. When patients and caregivers understand instructions for navigating health systems and engaging in their care, experience is enriched and outcomes are improved. Conversely, lack of understanding can contribute to missed appointments, suboptimal self-care, and a host of sequelae including avoidable readmissions, declining health, and increased costs. Unfortunately, most adults lack proficient health literacy skills and have some difficulty finding, understanding, or using health information to benefit their health.…