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.
Oregon and SW Washington Health Literacy Conference: Seeking Truth, Inspiring Change
Presented by Legacy Health Portland, Oregon March 21–22, 2019
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.