Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit - Call for Speakers: Breakout Session/Poster Presenter (Deadline Extended)
The 2019 Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit: “A sharper view through the lens of health literacy” will be held April 2-3, 2019, in Madison, Wisconsin. We are inviting you to submit proposals for 60-minute breakout sessions and/or poster presentations.
Priority will be given to proposals which demonstrate the value of using health literacy to improve varied aspects of health and the health care experience, including patient safety, readmissions, health equity, cost, public health messaging, patient/member experience and satisfaction, health outcomes, engagement and using health insurance. Topics may include:
- Integrating health literacy into health prevention, public health or oral health initiatives
- Assisting consumers in accessing, understanding and using health insurance
- Integrating health literacy practices and/or programs into adult literacy curricula
- Cultural competency, including populations served in designing, implementing and evaluating health information
- Measuring and evaluating the impact of health literacy interventions
- Building support for and/or implementing health literacy initiatives in a health care or health insurance organization
Other relevant and timely topics will also be considered.
To apply to present a breakout session or poster presentation, complete and submit the following application as a Word document by Thursday, November 15, 2018 to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Final selections will be made by the Summit Planning Committee. Session presenters will be notified of their selection by December 13, 2018. Breakout session and poster presenters must register for the Summit and up to two presenters may take advantage of the reduced presenter rate of $150.
For any questions, please contact:
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.