I speak about health literacy. I teach people how to make the most out of their appointments with healthcare providers and empower patients to be partners in their healthcare and to be advocates for themselves and their loved ones. I also teach healthcare providers how to communicate effectively with their patients.
I have spoken to college level pre-med and health students and have a blog where I share my information as well.
Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 45 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
I will present easy to understand tips for healthcare success that will include strategies for engaging with healthcare professionals and increasing confidence when walking into appointments. I lay a clear foundation of the issues we currently face when communicating with our healthcare providers and how to overcome them. I will engage the audience with examples, provider opportunities for them to share personal stories and allow for collaboration and idea sharing amongst the audience. My presentations will include personal, real life stories from my own experiences and those of my loved ones.
Hey there! I'm Akeia and I would like to thank you for checking out my profile. I am a Public Health professional with a passion for improving health literacy. I gained an interest in this area after experiencing a lot of communication problems with various healthcare professionals throughout my life. I have always struggled to maintain a healthy weight, a problem that is partially the result of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), an endocrine system dysfunction, which I was diagnosed with when I was 18. Even with my challenges with my weight, I have always been able to maintain good measures of health, such as blood pressure and cholesterol. I believe in finding your definition of health no matter where you are in life.
I started Be Health Literate to provide practical information to help people improve their healthcare interactions and outcomes. I promote the idea that we should all be partners in our own healthcare and be prepared and confident in our exchanges with healthcare professionals. If we are prepared with good information and confidence in our interactions then we will be able to make the best healthcare decisions for ourselves.
Additional Booking Notes
I would only need a projector screen to share a PowerPoint and an internet connection.
Projector and screen
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