National Health Literacy Conferences

In addition to the biennial Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit, there are a number of other highly regarded annual health literacy conferences across the United States. For dates of upcoming conferences, see the following links: 

Plain Language for Health (PL4H): A Writing and Design Workshop is intended for individuals and teams working to communicate health information in ways people can understand. Workshop scheduled for March 16 &17, 2017 at Tuft University School of Medicine in downtown Boston. With support from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – New England Region, a new facilitrainer / health literacy Collaborations Scholarships program has been added to the program. Collaborations pre-session scheduled for March 10, 2017. For more details visit our website or contact

Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) Health Literacy Conference: The 16th Annual Health Literacy Conference will be held May 3-5, 2017, Irvine, CA

Boston University Medical Campus Health Literacy Research Conference (HARC): - held annually in Bethesda, MD

Maximus Center for Health Literacy Plain Talk Conference: held annually in Arlington, VA

The Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy: These are day-long workshops that focus on a particular issue.