Wharton Sirius Radio Session: Health Literacy - the basic questions to ask and where to find answers

Date and Time
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
12:00pm— 1:00pm
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Join in the healthcare conversation on SIRIUSXM Channel 111 - the Wharton business channel! A panel of experts will discuss Health Literacy - the basic questions to ask and where to find answers for them. 

866.jpgOur next radio session, Health Literacy - the basic questions to ask and where to find answers for them, will beTuesday, March 8th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST.  

Health literacy is the degree to which people gather, process, understand, and assimilate the basic health information and services they need to make reasonable health choices.  Are we as a society really doing a good job with this?  As well, do we, as consumers, need to understand all the “health lexicon” in order to consume health/healthcare?  Hear from a panel of experts on this issue.    

Click here to register. Open only to current dues-paying members of WHCMAA.  Available to 50 participants.

The user name and password for access to this session will be emailed to all participants on Monday, March 7th.


Brian Dolan, Chief Strategy officer

1572.jpgBrian is a seasoned health care innovator with more than 25 years of health care and consulting experience. Over this time, he has gained a comprehensive and balanced understanding of today’s health care system from the perspective of many of the primary stakeholders (consumers, providers, employers and insurers). Prior to Rally Health, Brian was chief customer solutions officer for ActiveHealth Management. Earlier in his career, he was senior vice president of business development for Uniprise, a UnitedHealth Group business serving large employers, and held leadership roles at Towers Perrin, where he was principal and Northeast sales and marketing leader. Brian earned an MBA from Clark University and a BA from Bowdoin College. 

Jennifer Manganello, Ph.D., M.P.H.

1571.jpgJennifer Manganello is an Associate Professor at the University at Albany School of Public Health. She is a health communication scholar who incorporates theories, concepts, and methods from the fields of public health and communication. Her research focuses on health literacy as well as the effects of media on attitudes, behaviors, and policies that put young people (children, adolescents, young adults) at risk for negative health outcomes. She has applied a broad range of skills and methodologies (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods) to conduct both primary data collection and secondary data analysis. She has published her work in journals such as the Journal of Health Communication, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, and Public Health Nutrition. Before starting at UAlbany, Dr. Manganello was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania, where she is currently a Distinguished Research Fellow. She earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Susan Sargent, President & Founder
Sargent Healthcare Management Advisors, LLC

1570.jpgSusan Sargent has provided strategic planning, marketing, operations, and management assistance to behavioral healthcare providers nationally for over 25 years.  Working with a multidisciplinary team, she has consulted with ACOs, acute care hospitals, multi-hospital systems, psychiatric hospitals, behavioral health start-ups, and specialized civil, forensic and veterans’ health facilities.  Much of this work has entailed strategic integration of medical and behavioral services across a continuum of provider platforms, with the focus on driving improved quality, reduced costs, improved access, and participation in innovative Federal and state funding opportunities in population health. 

Moderated by: Jeff Voigt, WG'85, Principal, Medical Device Consultants of Ridgewood, LLC
These sessions are free of charge to WHCMAA dues paying members and will permit a listener to listen in through their computer for these nationally broadcast one hour time slots.  It will also provide listeners to call in during these sessions to provide their perspectives.   These sessions will also be replayed 3 more times during the week on SIRIUS Channel 111.    It is a great way to join in the conversation!

Replay schedule:
Friday, March 11th at 9:00 am EST
Saturday, March 12th at 4:00 pm EST
Sunday, March 13th at 9:00 pm EST 

Note: If we become oversubscribed to this offer, our goal will be to extend the one hour radio segment to 2 hours (to ensure your voice is heard).  Lastly, if you have an idea for a panel discussion or would like to be a panelist for a session, please email Jeff Voigt at[email protected].   Again, this is open only to dues paying members. 

Additional Sessions:

Please visit our Events page for a listing of additional sessions: http://www.whartonhealthcare.org/events.html.