Educational. Engaging. Inspiring. These were words used to summarize the 2019 Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit.
With almost 300 attendees from 25 states, this year’s Summit captured the attention of many professionals looking to broaden their health literacy lens. A majority felt energized to take on the next step of a health literacy project and included comments, such as:
“Lots of great resources! This presentation went quickly, but I look forward to reviewing things and sharing with my team when I get back.”
“The conference speakers inspired me to look at the services our agency delivers (i.e. ESL, correctional education, computer literacy, etc.) through a different lens. We have offered some health literacy workshops in the past, but these were offered as stand-alone activities. Following the conference, we plan to more fully integrate health related content into our daily activities with all learner populations.”
“Excellent Summit! This event has standing in the field, which makes it attract really good people, both new and experienced!”
In a 1-week follow-up survey, participants responded they are likely to use the health literacy research and practice-based tools presented at the Summit within one or more of the following areas:
You can find session recordings and materials at wisconsinhealthliteracy.org.