Join us for Health Literacy Day at the Grossmont Healthcare District! We will be hosting a two-part event recognizing the importance of health literacy and how it impacts the community’s health-related decisions and actions. If you’re a community-based organization, please view the information below and RSVP for our professional training. If you are a member of the public, no registration is needed to attend but please save the date for the resource fair portion of the day. Learn more here.

(9001 WAKARUSA ST. LA MESA, CA 91942)


Location: GHD Conference Center Auditorium
*COVID-19 precautions recommended*

9-9:30 AM: Coffee and Introductions
9:30-10:30 AM: Health Literacy & Its Impact on Health Outcomes featuring Danielle Reeves
10:30-10:45 AM: Break & Networking
10:45-11:45 AM: Finding Reliable Health Information featuring Missy Solis & Margaret Henderson
11:45 AM-1 PM: Lunch (Provided by the District) & Setup for Resource Fair

Location: GHD Courtyard Area

1-3 PM: Resource Fair (The San Diego Blood Bank Bloodmobile will be on site from 12-5:30 PM. If interested in donating blood, click here to sign up for an appointment).

Training Sessions:

Health Literacy & Its Impact on Health Outcomes
Presenter: Danielle Reeves
Learn about healthy literacy and the tremendous impact it has on health outcomes. You will leave with specific strategies to improve health literacy through improved communication.

Finding Reliable Health Information
Presenters: Missy Solis & Margaret Henderson
Join librarians from San Diego Circuit Libraries to learn about free tools you can use to help the local community find reliable health information. We’ll explore an online health guide, social media toolkit, and print resources in 9 languages.

Presenter Bios:

Margaret Henderson is Associate Professor and Health Sciences Librarian at San Diego State University. She works with students and faculty in the Schools of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences, Nursing, Public Health, and Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences. She has over 35 years of experience as a biomedical librarian, working in research centers, hospitals, and academic libraries.  She is the author of Data Management: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016). Margaret has given lectures, presented nationally and internationally, and written papers about data and biomedical sciences librarianship, evidence-based practice, and the future of health librarianship.

Danielle Reeves has worked in health promotion for nearly 2 decades, internationally and domestically. Her target populations have ranged from university students in Hong Kong to orphans in Peru, to military families in San Diego, and more. Her work with diverse clients requires ongoing development in communication skills, especially Health Literacy. With each new population, she enjoys learning from the people she serves as much as she does sharing her own skills and expertise. Danielle currently contracts with the San Diego County Epidemiology and Immunizations Branch, with a focus on infectious disease prevention and response in K-12 schools.

Missy Solis is the Community Engagement & Outreach Manager at San Diego County Library (SDCL). During her time at SDCL, she’s supported county-wide adult learning programs and has participated as a member of the San Diego Health Information Partnership, a collaborative effort between local academic and public libraries.

East County Health & Community Resource Fair Info:

The event will be held outdoors and promoted widely to East County residents of all ages. Tables (6 ft.) and chairs (2 per organization) will be provided and setup will happen after lunch for those also attending the training. There is no cost to attend or table. Shade will be limited so dress accordingly, but there is no need to bring canopies. Table space is limited and priority will be given to those who also attend the Paging Dr. Google training.

Help us spread the word by sharing the event details below!

Registration Info (For professionals):

Please RSVP below to attend the “Paging Dr. Google” training.

Click here to RSVP >>

Questions: contact Holland at hkessinger@grossmonthealthcare.org or 619.825.5010.