Monthly Archives: June 2013

Annual Business Meeting

The Partnership for Health Literacy in Arkansas
State Plan and Annual Business Meeting
Freeway Medical Tower, Room 906
5800 W. Tenth Street, Little Rock, AR 72204
Friday, June 21, 2013, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

1. Welcome and Introductions (including introduction of Steering Committee)
2. Overview of Health Literacy in Arkansas (RAND analysis & data)
3. Overview of 2012-2013 activities (Workgroup Reports)
4. Presentation of Key Partner Award
5. Review of actions taken at 2012 Annual Business Meeting
6. Election of Officers – Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary/Treasurer
7. Feedback on proposed logo
8. PHLA Website & Facebook page
9. Arkansas Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy (See the draft)
10. Plans for Mid-Winter Conference, January 2014
11. Plans for APHA Annual Conference, May 2014
12. Wrap up

Arkansas’s Big Health Problems and How We Plan to Solve Them

Dear Steering Committee Member,

A draft of the Arkansas Department of Health’s new report on Arkansas’s Big Health Problems and How We Plan to Solve Them is now available for public comment. So I wanted to share it with you, especially since it has a chapter on health literacy. We worked hard to use plain language and other principles of health literacy in writing it. And I think we did a pretty good job, given our current skill level. I’m convinced, however, that we can do even better in the future. Continue reading