Effective Handling of Your Health Information Program Offered at Fairview Hospital

Great Barrington, Mass – July 1 – Fairview Hospital will offer a free community health education as part of its Summer Health Literacy Program on the topic of “Your Health File: Organization Information to Help You Take Charge,” on Tuesday, July 16, at 4:30 p.m. in the Ground Floor Conference Room, Fairview Hospital at 29 Lewis Avenue, Great Barrington.

The program presenter, Deborah Phillips, MS, LDN, IFNCP, has a background as certified health education specialist and is also the coordinator of the Southern Berkshire Rural Health Network.

 Based on the fundamental principle of the individual’s increasingly vital role in their own health and well-being, the program is designed to strengthen knowledge, understanding and application of handling health information in an organized and effective way.  Participants will leave with an understanding of what information is useful to have to make decisions, how to find that information, and options for storing the information.

Deb Phillips will share different forms and tools that are easily available.  Fairview Hospital’s Community Health Worker, Jamal Miles, will be available following the program to help people access their BHS Patient Portal account, an important tool to access recent health information.

There is no charge for the program, but pre-registration is requested due to seating limitations. Please call Fairview’s Community Relations Office at 413.854.9609 to register.