Monthly Archives: October 2013

PHLA Chair Presents at Library Conference


PHLA Chair Jennifer Dillaha and PHLA Webmaster & ArLA Executive Board Member Jon Goodell

PHLA Chair Jennifer Dillaha, MD, presented “Arkansas Literacy Councils Health Literacy Initiative: How Libraries Can Help” at the Arkansas Library Association Annual Conference in Hot Springs October 7. Dillaha encouraged libraries to partner with local literacy councils to improve both prose literacy and health literacy.

Learn more about Arkansas Literacy Councils and the Arkansas Library Association.

IHA Health Literacy Conference

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Mark your calendars now and plan to join us for an incredible, interactive learning experience at the 13th Annual IHA Health Literacy Conference, scheduled for May 7-9, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency, Irvine, California. This annual continuing education conference provides an excellent opportunity for you to:

  • Hear national experts on health literacy speak on topics that affect your daily work
  • Learn hands-on skills that you can apply in your practice right away
  • Network with your colleagues and connect with peers in your home town or field of interest
  • Share information about your programs or research with a poster…and learn from others, too

Do you have expertise in a skill area of health literacy that you would be willing to share? We have slots for 10 outstanding sessions to present to our attendees at our conference, scheduled for May 9-11, 2014 in Irvine, California. The conference theme is “Operational Solutions to Low Health Literacy.” Learn more

Free Webinar on Health Numeracy

Title: Why do we give patients numbers? Making health data make sense

Tuesday, October 15 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET – Every day patients face numbers—reading electronic health records (EHRs), risk information, nutrition labels, navigating through the health insurance marketplace, and more. But, can they derive meaning from the numbers to manage their health? Our free webinar explores how to communicate quantitative information to patients for decision making. Registration link