Health Literacy Summit

This year's Summit focused on how improved health literacy can help individuals become more engaged with their health and healthcare. 

Seven plenary sessions, including Keynote Speaker, Anne Fadiman, author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, twenty-six breakout sessions, a poster presentation and networking opportunities all provided attendees with the opportunity to learn more about health literacy and evidence-based interventions, as well as to network with experts and colleagues from all around the country and as far away as New Zealand.

New this year was the Medication Label Summit: Improving Prescribed Drug Labels to Help Patient Understanding, which focused on the role of prescribed drug labels in improving how patients take their medicine. 

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PowerPoints and Handouts for Download - Health Literacy Summit 
PowerPoints and Handouts for Download - Med Label Summit

Summit videos: View the list of 2017 Wisconsin Health Literacy Presentation Summit videos (not all presentations were taped). You can also watch them online at

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Save the date for the 2019 Summit! April 2-3 (pre-Summit sessions on April 1)