“A Missing Piece of the Puzzle in Cancer Control: Health Literacy” last session of Oncology Update April 28













Connie Arnold, PhD, a medical sociologist and associate professor in the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center at the LSU Health Sciences Center, will share her research on health literacy and its importance to patients from noon – 1 p.m.,

Tuesday, April 28, in the Jo Ellen Ford Auditorium of the Institute on Aging. Arnold has 20 years experience researching health literacy and has co-authored more than 40 articles on health literacy, health communication and behavior and preventive medicine.


3 ways to view:

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!

Please see below for the Resources for Advancing  Health Literacy in Arkansas Presentation by Dr. Jennifer Dillaha




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




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