Say Ah! Expands Patient Programming

by Say Ah! Staff
Say Ah! has been able to grow our free patient education and empowerment programming to include new audiences and new topics thanks to support from New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and the New York City Department for the Aging.
This funding has allowed us to expand our successful series of senior progamming funded by Speaker Quinn/DFTA in 2010 -11 and to add additional workshops in 2012 -13 for the blind and vision impaired, and also those impacted by Hepatitis C.
“We found that just addressing doctor-patient communication lets us know we aren’t alone in struggling with this issue,” Downtown Manhattan HCV Support Group leader Lillian Demauro said. “We know it’s a problem but Say Ah!’s tips were very helpful in terms of making this easier.”
For information on 2013 workshops, contact us at

Say Ah!’s Health Literacy Webinar Now Available Online

Say Ah!’s webinar for making your practice or organization more health literate is now available online. Click the link below to learn how you can make health information and services easier to use for your patients, clients, and communities. The webinar was recorded by the New York State Department of Mental Health on October 16th. Click here to watch!


Say Ah! Hosts Webinar October 16th!

You are Invited to Say Ah!’s Health Literacy Webinar: Strategies to Improve Patient/Client Health Literacy. October 16th, 10am.

Hosted by the Bureau of Cultural Competence, New York State Office of Mental Health. Reserve Now! Space is Limited.Click here for link to register.

Health literacy is the ability to access, understand, and act on health and medical information and services, and is “a stronger predictor of a person’s health than age, income, employment status, education level, and race” (JAMA). Although low health literacy has emerged as one of the most pressing public health issues of our time, few professionals receive the vital training needed to recognize or “diagnose” and improve the health literacy of patients or clients. This webinar provides strategies and skills to integrate into your work as a means to increase patient-client health literacy and enhance their health and mental health outcomes. Led by Say Ah! co-founders Anna Allen and Helene Eisman Fisher, the Webinar provides an overview of health literacy and its nuances; strategies to effectively communicate with patients/clients (including Teach Back and Plain Language skills), how to recognize low health literacy, cultural competency, and more.

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Title: Say Ah!’s Health Literacy Webinar: Strategies to Improve Patient/Client Health Literacy
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.