April Meeting

Our next Partnership for Health Literacy in Arkansas (PHLA) meeting will be Friday, April 17 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Arkansas Department of Health Lab Training Room (#2508) in the Markham St. offices. Dr. Jennifer Dillaha, Arkansas Department of Health Medical Director for Immunizations and Medical Advisor for Health Communications and Health Literacy will give an overview of strategies and tools for addressing health literacy in Arkansas.

We have set up an Adobe Connect session for those who will be joining us off-site. You should be able to view the meeting from your computer by clicking on this link: http://adh.adobeconnect.com/phla. Please check the link before the meeting. If there is an issue, let me know.

PHLA Partnership Meeting Agenda 04-17-15

We look forward to seeing you then!

 

 

Arkansas Chronic Disease Forum Conference: Prevention, Policy & Practice at Work: Advancing Million Hearts in Arkansas

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Please note: Registration will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17. The Arkansas Chronic Disease Coordinating Council (ACDCC) will host the 2015 Chronic Disease Forum Conference on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Benton Event Center in Benton, Arkansas. Registration starts at 8:00 am. The program starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 4:15 PM.

The Chronic disease forum is a time for Continuing Education, Networking, Motivation, Rededication to Objectives and Fun. Registration is limited. The registration fee is $49.99. To register go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/by-the-arkansas-chronic-disease-coordinating-council-registration-15356146648 A limited number of scholarships will be available. Scholarship awardees will be expected to volunteer to assist event organizers before and after the forum.

2015 Chronic Disease Forum

UAMS Department of Family and Preventive Medicine is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by South Central Accreditation Program, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Application for credit with the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy has been made.  Determination of credit is pending. Application for credit has been made with the Arkansas State Medical Board for Respiratory Therapists.  Determination of credit is pending. Application for credit has been made with the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy.  Determination of credit is pending. Application for credit with the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Office of Long Term Care has been made.  Determination of credit is pending. Application for continuing education credit will be submitted to the Arkansas Dietetics Association.  Determination of credit is pending. Application for CHES (entry-level) / MCHES (advanced-level) Category I continuing education contact hours (CECH) has been made to the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC).

For registration information contact: Trena Mitchell  501-603-5225

For more information about the forum and the Arkansas Chronic Disease Coordinating Council go to: http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programsServices/chronicDisease/Initiatives/Pages/Forum.aspx

 

 

Health Literacy and Consumer Facing Technology

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Join the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Health Literacy on March 24, 2015 for the workshop . The workshop will include presentations on health literate digital design strategies, consumer engagement in health IT, health IT and select populations and reactors from industry, federal government, and non-profit sectors. The workshop will take place in Washington, DC and be webcast for free on the IOM website. For more information, registration, and webcast please visit: http://www.iom.edu/Activities/PublicHealth/HealthLiteracy/2015-MAR-24.aspx