Expand Your Knowledge of Health Literacy In Sunny California

Looking to expand your knowledge of health literacy? Need practical tools for improving health literacy in your hospital, community or university? Join leaders in the field of health literacy at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine, California (near OC airport) May 6-7, 2010, for the 9th Annual Health Literacy Conference sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA). Focusing on “Health Literacy in the Real World: Programs and Solutions that Work,” the conference features the latest in health literacy practical tips and tools for improving health literacy, poster presentations, and opportunities for small group discussion and networking with a variety of health professionals.

In addition, this year’s program highlights librarians’ roles in health literacy. A panel of health sciences librarians will report on MLA/NLM’s Health Information Literacy Research Project funded by the National Library of Medicine and several other “librarian/health provider partnership” initiatives in a session, “Looking for Health Literacy Solutions? Partner with a Librarian.”  Participate in this and other informative sessions and visit the IHA-sponsored Joint MLA and NN/LM exhibit table. A complete conference program is available at www.iha4health.org; click on Health Literacy Conference. To further spark your interest, MLA CE credit will be granted for attendance, and librarians will receive a $20 conference registration discount (use Discount Code ML10 when you register to get the discount). [da]

For additional information, visit http://www.iha4health.org/ and click on Health Literacy Conference or contact:

Kathleen Amos or Jean Shipman (for general information); Email: Kathleen.Amos@utah.edu; jean.shipman@utah.edu, ; Phone (801) 587-9246 (Kathleen), (801) 581-8771 (Jean)

Michael Villaire (for conference logistics); Email: mvillaire@iha4health.org; Phone (562) 690-4001 ext. 202

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