Academic department under which the project should be listed

Health Promotion and Physical Education

Faculty Sponsor Name

Mari-Amanda Dyal

Project Type

Poster

Abstract (250 words maximum)

Organization

The organization is a municipal workplace in metro Atlanta, GA with an authorized strength of 1,500 individuals in a variety of job descriptions.

Summary of the primary program

The organization’s WHP provides knowledge and skills that seek to improve outcomes on several levels: promotion, prevention, treatment, management, and diagnostic, all of which require a certain level of health literacy for acquisition, application, and adherence.

Explanation of the evaluation plan

Health literacy has been identified as a priority area by the Department of Health and Human Services, and the workplace offers an opportunity for improvement with program dissemination of knowledge and skills that incorporate health literacy goals: prose, numeracy, and document literacy.

The program impact must be evaluated to assess value. Evaluation has been carried out with both qualitative and quantitative methods: annual HRA with health literacy component, focus groups, and exit interviews.

Summary of the program impact

HRA data continues to show increases in health literacy among program members with the FY2013-14 result of 29% (n=383). Exit interviews provide specifics on which offerings have the most impact on health literacy (knowledge vs. skills based). Focus groups are conducted to discuss and assess the impact of programming on health literacy.

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Utilization of Workplace Health Promotion (WHP) Programming to Improve Health Literacy

Organization

The organization is a municipal workplace in metro Atlanta, GA with an authorized strength of 1,500 individuals in a variety of job descriptions.

Summary of the primary program

The organization’s WHP provides knowledge and skills that seek to improve outcomes on several levels: promotion, prevention, treatment, management, and diagnostic, all of which require a certain level of health literacy for acquisition, application, and adherence.

Explanation of the evaluation plan

Health literacy has been identified as a priority area by the Department of Health and Human Services, and the workplace offers an opportunity for improvement with program dissemination of knowledge and skills that incorporate health literacy goals: prose, numeracy, and document literacy.

The program impact must be evaluated to assess value. Evaluation has been carried out with both qualitative and quantitative methods: annual HRA with health literacy component, focus groups, and exit interviews.

Summary of the program impact

HRA data continues to show increases in health literacy among program members with the FY2013-14 result of 29% (n=383). Exit interviews provide specifics on which offerings have the most impact on health literacy (knowledge vs. skills based). Focus groups are conducted to discuss and assess the impact of programming on health literacy.