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Scholarships Available to Attend the Second Annual Health Literacy Summit June 2-3 in Knoxville, TN!

Posted by on April 6th, 2017 Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Education & Training, Events, Funding, Health Literacy, Hospital Libraries


The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine and the University of Tennessee Medical Center are hosting the Second Annual Health Literacy Summit June 2-3 at the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park in Knoxville, TN. The Summit will focus on assessing and promoting changes in the healthcare system to reduce barriers for low health literacy patients. Course topics will include an in-depth look at the Ten Attributes of Health Literate Health Care Organizations and the methods used to assess the health literacy status of hospitals and other healthcare settings. Attendees will participate in hands-on sessions including the evaluation of printed patient education materials, the development healthcare provider oral communication skills, and the application of The Health Literacy Environment of Hospitals and Health Centers needs assessment tools.

Information professionals are eligible for the $100 registration rate through May 19. Scholarships are also available for up to five librarians, to cover the cost of registration only. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 17.

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Alan Carr is the Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, based at UCLA.

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