Friday, February 10, 2017

Registration now open for the 2017 Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit

Registration is now open for the 2017 Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit, “Health Literacy: A Critical Link in Patient Engagement.” This event, sponsored by Wisconsin Health Literacy, will be held April 4-5, 2017, at Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison.

Summit information is available at  An early bird discount is offered through March 7. CME credit is available.

Seven general sessions, twenty-six different breakout workshops, and a poster presentation offer information to improve chronic disease management, patient engagement and satisfaction, clinical outcomes, health insurance literacy and better engagement of people in their health and health care.  A day-long workshop, “Improving Prescription Drug Labels to Help Patient Understanding: A Medication Label Summit” and a half day session on AHRQ’s  SHARE APPROACH on shared decision-making are offered April 3.

The keynote speaker is Anne Fadiman, author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down.  Other presenters are Dr. Karen Drenkard, RN, SVP/Chief Clinical Officer and Chief Nurse of the O’Neil Center at GetWellNetwork® Inc.; Cindy Brach, Senior Health Care Researcher for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Christopher Trudeau, JD, Professor of Law, Michigan State University, Kim Parson, Strategic Consultant, Humana; Winston F. Wong, MD, Medical Director, Community Benefit, Kaiser Permanente; and Anita Woodley, Emmy Award-winning journalist, health education entertainer, and ethnodrama presenter.

For more information, contact Steve Sparks:

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