Mount Sinai Health System

Department of Environmental Medicine & Public Health Grand Rounds- Speakers: Alyssa Gale, MPH & Maya Korin, PhD, MS “Health Literacy 101: An Introduction to Key Concepts and Best Practices"

Title: “Health Literacy 101: An Introduction to Key Concepts and Best Practices”

Speaker: Alyssa Gale, MPH, Director of Health Education

Bio: Alyssa Gale serves as the Director of Health Education for the Mount Sinai Hospital, addressing health disparities through community-based health education programming and through professional development training for health system staff. Ms. Gale specializes in adolescent health, sexual and reproductive health, and in health communication. Prior to her role at Mount Sinai, Ms. Gale held positions at the NYC Department of Health, Planned Parenthood of Illinois, and at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California. She received her Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan.

Speaker: Maya Korin, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor

Bio: Maya Korin, PhD, MS, is an Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health where she teaches graduate classes in health literacy and socio-behavioral health.  Dr. Korin received her Ph.D. in Sociomedical Sciences and her M.S. in Epidemiology from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Her work has focused on health communication, health promotion for children and adolescence, and understanding the social determinants of health.

Abstract: Health literacy is a critical component of any effort to address population health disparities, promote equity across health care delivery systems, and practice patient-centered care. Low health literacy is associated with poorer patient health outcomes, particularly for the most vulnerable and underserved groups. Providers have an array of simple and accessible practices, tools, and resources available to them that can support them in effectively addressing issues of health literacy, ensuring patient engagement and comprehension as well as patient adherence to follow-up care.  


Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: CAM Building, 17 E 102nd, 5th Floor West, D5-122

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*Light lunch will be provided. We are trying to be more eco-friendly, so please bring your own reusable cup or water bottle. 

Wednesday, January 29 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

17 E. 102nd Street - 5th Floor - West Elevator - Room D5-122, D5-122 17 E 102nd St