Health Literacy News

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog.

Presentations on AHRQ Health Literacy Tools
Cindy Brach, AHRQ’s lead for health literacy, gave a plenary presentation at the Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit, “AHRQ Tools for Addressing Health Literacy.” Darren DeWalt followed with a presentation on AHRQ’s Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit. [AHRQ email updates]

Ohio Health Literacy Conference
October 12-13, 2011
Half-day Preconference Plain Language Writing Workshop included October 11th from 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cleveland Renaissance Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Registration for the Inaugural Ohio Health Literacy Conference is available online at
  • Cost $199 per person includes breakfast, lunch, and snack breaks both days, an evening excursion on October 12th and CEU opportunities
  • Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, President, Canyon Ranch Institute and 17th Surgeon General of the United States will be keynote speaker.[Health Literacy listserv]

On Demand Health Literacy Program for K-12 teachers
The United Health Foundation and the National Education Association (NEA) Health Information Network have launched a new online professional-development workshop for K-12 teachers designed to enhance students’ abilities to make personally appropriate health and well-being decisions. With a fast changing health care system, students need knowledge and skills to allow them to move successfully into adulthood. By building student health literacy, educators can help to ensure that students have both. Health literacy is the capacity to obtain, interpret, and understand basic health information and services and the competence to use such information and services in ways that are health-enhancing. The modules are available at no cost.

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