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Health Literacy Series: Becoming an Empowered Patient (In Person)

March 29 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM
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March 29 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for Health Literacy Series: Becoming an Empowered Patient taking place on Tuesday, March 29 at 1 PM in Community Conference Center.

Gain greater control over your decisions and actions by joining Nancy J. Niles, Ph.D., of Rollins College, in empowering you to act on your health. In this program, Dr. Niles will help you increase your health literacy, giving you the necessary tools to have a collaborative relationship with your doctor. You’ll learn how to advocate on your own behalf and teach others how to honor your preferences, values, cultural traditions, and socioeconomic conditions when speaking about your health concerns. Patients who are empowered are more likely to follow a care plan that better suits their needs. High health literacy can help each of us achieve one of our biggest goals: to thrive while growing older. By being equipped with the necessary information, you can make strategic decisions and remain in full control of your future.

This program is part of the ongoing Health Literacy Series. High health literacy can help each of us achieve one of our biggest goals: to thrive while growing older. By being equipped with the necessary information, you can make strategic decisions and remain in full control of your future.

This program is presented by Nancy J. Niles and hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

Canceling Your Reservation: If you are unable to attend a program, cancelling your reservation gives us an accurate count of how many to expect; for sold-out programs, cancelling your reservation also allows someone on the waitlist to attend in your place. Cancelling can be done in two easy ways: by calling 407.644.2492 and selecting Option 1, then Option 3 to speak to a representative or by using the online ticket cancellation option in your original confirmation email from Eventbrite.

By participating in this program, you agree to CHWB’s Gracious Space policy.

About the Program Presenter

Nancy J. Niles, Ph.D., is the chair of the Health Professions department and program director for the undergraduate Healthcare Management major at Rollins College. She teaches both graduate and undergraduate health related courses. Prior to her arrival at Rollins College, she taught in two undergraduate business schools located in small liberal arts colleges. Her related work experience includes a directorship of a multi-million-dollar New York state health program, and as a consultant for small businesses. She was also a Peace Corps volunteer for two tours in Senegal, West Africa, where she managed health and business projects. During her second Peace Corps tour, she was appointed to manage an economic development project for the U.S. Ambassador. Her research areas of interest include medical and business ethics, strategic planning, social media health care marketing, and the impact of health policy on organizations. She enjoys writing textbooks. She believes that we are never too old to learn and loves teaching students of all ages.

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