Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy Workshop Summary

At the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy last November, Arkansas Department of Health’s Medical Director for Immunizations and Medical Advisor for Health Literacy and Communication, Dr. Jennifer Dillaha gave a presentation about ADH’s efforts to address low health literacy.

Implications of Health Literacy for Public Health is the summary of that workshop convened by the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy in November 2013 that focused on the implications of health literacy for the mission and essential services of public health.

Check it out here!: Implications of Health Literacy for Public Health:  

 

 

September Meeting

The next Partnership for Health Literacy in Arkansas meeting will be Friday, September 19th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Arkansas Department of Health Auditorium in the Markham Street office. See the calendar.

Our theme for this meeting is Health Literacy for the Health System: Identifying Patients with Low Health Literacy. Kristie Hadden. PhD, UAMS Center for Health Literacy will be speaking.

Video teleconferencing is available. If you are interested, please contact Kristina Godfrey at Kristina.Godfrey@arkansas.gov. Below is the agenda for the meeting, as well as handouts that the speaker will use.

PHLA Partnership Meeting Agenda 09-19-14 (2)

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August Meeting

The next Partnership for Health Literacy in Arkansas meeting will be Friday, August 15 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Arkansas Department of Health Auditorium in the Markham Street office. See the calendar.

Our theme for this meeting is Health Literacy in the Community. Kelly Bullington, Program Coordinator for Literacy Action of Central Arkansas, will present information about the issues facing low literacy adults in our state. Literacy can mean the difference between a life well lived and a life of hardship. Unfortunately, more than 30,000 adults in Central Arkansas read at or below basic level. Literacy Action of Central Arkansas, along with other literacy councils throughout the state, seek to improve literacy levels in order to help people successfully function within communities by improving their ability to find and retain family-supporting jobs, engage in family literacy activities, and make informed decisions that will ensure healthy lives.

Video teleconferencing is available. If you are interested, please contact Meg Mirivel at margaret.arey@arkansas.gov. Below is the agenda for the meeting, as well as handouts that the speaker will use.

PHLA Partnership Meeting Agenda 08-15-14

Approaching Adults With Low Reading level

AG Learning to Read

Test of Basic Skills

Basic Facts About Literacy Final

July 18 Meeting

The July 18 meeting featured a presentation from Seth Heldenbrand, Pharm.D, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Assistant Dean of Experimental Education for the UAMS College of Pharmacy, on “Tools to Promote Medication Adherence.”

Seth discussed mobile apps and other innovations that are available to help patients and health care providers increase and monitor medication adherence. Seth shared some of his research ranking different mobile apps that are available.

See below for Seth’s PowerPoint from the presentation, as well as the notes from this meeting.

ADH UAMS Adherence Tools (PPT)

PHLA Partnership Meeting Notes 07-18-14 (Word)