Implementing Health Literacy Initiatives (Plenary D)
Michael Paasche-Orlow MD, MA, MPH is Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Paasche-Orlow is a general internist and an internationally recognized expert in the field of health literacy. Dr. Paasche-Orlow’s work has brought attention to the role health literacy plays in racial and ethnic disparities, self-care for patients with chronic diseases, care transitions, end-of life decision making, and the ethics of research with human subjects. Dr. Paasche-Orlow is the Director of the Boston University School of Medicine General Internal Medicine Academic Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program and the Associate Section Chief for Research for the Section of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Paasche-Orlow is the director of HARC, the Health Literacy Annual Research Conference and is the founding editor of the journal Health Literacy Research and Practice.
Health Literacy Services
Wisconsin Health Literacy offers training and consulting services customized to meet your organizational needs. Trainings focus on the numerous ways that health literacy impacts care delivery, health outcomes, and public health.
Wisconsin Health Literacy is working with a patient advisory council to design easy-to-read medication labels. Our work has impacted over 4 million prescription labels in Wisconsin.
Health Literacy Summit
The Health Literacy Summit is the largest in the Midwest.
Diverse sessions and networking opportunities provided attendees with the opportunity to learn more about health literacy.
Visit our Summit page for more information.