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F.I.S.H., others to present ‘Health Literacy, The ABC’s of Good Health Care’ program

By Staff | May 21, 2018

Dawn Moore

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva, in conjunction with Lee Health, Millennium Health, Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ and Comfort Keepers, will offer a community presentation called “Health Literacy, The ABC’s of Good Health Care.”

It will take place on June 14 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at The Community House on Sanibel.

A physicians’ ability to effectively and compassionately communicate information is key to a successful patientphysician relationship. Patient outcomes depend on successful communication. The physician who encourages open communication may obtain more complete information, enhance the prospect of a more accurate diagnosis and potentially improve adherence to treatment plans that benefits long-term health.

Speaking on the topic will be:

– Dawn Moore, certified care manager for Lee Health

Dianne St. Pierre

– Dianne St. Pierre, with Millennium Health

– Linda Convertine, faith community nurse at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ

– Lisa Armstrong, marketing coordinator for Comfort Keepers

“Critical information will be exchanged during this seminar,” F.I.S.H. Program Director Kathy Monroe said. “Participants will leave knowing how to access and read medical records, make a better determination about when and how to take medications and how not to be shy about asking their physician and pharmacist about information pertinent to their well-being.”

“It is so important that we all learn how to access appropriate health resources and know how to best communicate with our health care providers,” Armstrong added. “This knowledge will lead you to become a better self-advocate.”

Linda Convertine

The seminar is open to the community and snacks will be provided.

For information and to RSVP, call Monroe at 239-472-4775.

The Community House is at 2173 Periwinkle Way.

Lisa Armstrong