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)

Annual Business Meeting

Annual Meeting
1:30 p.m., Friday, June 20, 2014
Arkansas Department of Health Auditorium

Printable Agenda (MS Word)

Arkansas Health Literacy Action Plan (MS Word)

Agenda

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Review of 2014 Business Meeting Minutes
3. Health Literacy as a Public Health Problem in Arkansas
4. Reports on Health Literacy Activities in Arkansas
a. Senior Health Project
b. Health Coach program at WRMC with Lyon College
c. ASU College of Nursing and Health Professions
d. UAMS Health Literacy Program
5. Arkansas Action Plan for Improving Health Literacy
a. Review of Goals, Strategies, Objectives
b. Facilitator
6. Activities and Success Stories on the Website and Facebook
a. Purpose and Template for posting on website
b. Webmaster
7. Presentation of Key Partner Award
8. Review of Bylaws
9. Selection of Leaders for 2014-2015
10. Selection of Theme for 2014-2015
11. Future Events and Next Steps
12. New Member Pledge