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New Health Literacy Training!!

Do you and your colleagues want to know more about ‪#‎healthliteracy‬? Start your Health Literacy Training Plan Today!

The Health Literacy for Health Professionals training plan features 5 courses created by CDC’s Office of the Associate Director for Communication (OADC). Learners begin with the introductory Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals course and then select one or more of the following courses to complete the plan:

  • Writing for the Public
  • Speaking for the Public
  • Using Numbers and Explaining Risk
  • Creating Easier to Understand Lists, Charts, and Graphs

OADC and CDC TRAIN created a national health literacy training plan to help build health professionals’ knowledge and skills consistent with new professional communication competencies.

The Training can be accessed here:

Health Literacy and Palliative Care

On July 9, 2015, the Roundtable on Health Literacy will hold a workshop featuring invited presentations and discussions of the effect of low health literacy on all aspects of palliative care.

What: Health Literacy and Palliative Care
Where: Keck Building, Room 100, 500 5th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 and online via free webcast
When: July 9, 2015, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
More Information:…/Public…/HealthLiteracy/2015-JUL-09.aspx

“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: 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