The Power of Community Voice: Enhancing Public Health Literacy for Vulnerable Populations
Dean Schillinger MD is a UCSF Professor of Medicine in Residence, and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital, where he is a practicing general internist at SFGH. An internationally recognized expert in health communication science, he founded the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations and currently directs the UCSF Health Communications Research Program. He served as Chief of the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program for California. Author of over 250 peer-reviewed articles, he received the Everett M Rogers Award from APHA for his contributions to advancing the study and practice of public health communication.
Health Literacy Summit
Over 350 people attended the 2017 Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit, which focused on how improved health literacy can help individuals become more engaged with their health and healthcare.
An additional 80 individuals attended the Medication Label Summit centering on how improving prescription drug labels can help patient understanding. Visit our Summit page for more information.
Wisconsin Health Literacy is working with a patient advisory council to design easy-to-read medication labels. Our work has impacted about 3 million prescription labels in Wisconsin. Read more about this project.