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: 

Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) Health Literacy Conference: held annually in 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.

Plain Language for Health (PL4H), March 22-23, 2018: at Tufts University School of Medicine 
WHAT: Plain Language for Health (PL4H)
WHY: To strengthen your plain language health communication skills 
WHEN: March 22-23, 2018
WHERE: Tufts University School of Medicine (Boston, MA)
HOW: Register online

PL4H is a two-day plain language writing and design workshop featuring expert trainers from CommunicateHealth and an evening networking reception.  Learn new skills, gain valuable tools, and make lasting connections. For more information, email  

Health Literacy Leadership Institute 2018 (HILI): at Tufts University School of Medicine  
WHY:              To advance health literacy and build leadership in the
WHEN:           June 11 – 15, 2018
WHERE:         Tufts University School of Medicine (Boston, MA)
HOW:             Register at our website (Early bird discount: register
                        before April 27, 2018)

HLLI is part of the Tufts Professional Development in Health Communication program. For more information, connect with them on Facebook @HealthLiteracyLeadership or email the Course Director, Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, at