IHA Health Literacy Conference Proposal Deadline Extended

(Reposted from iha4health.org)

Deadline Extended for Call for Breakout Session Presentations

After fielding a few frantic calls and reading some anxious emails, we have decided to extend our deadline for you to submit your Breakout Session Presentation for consideration. Click here to submit your proposal.

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.” And please note, this year we will be having a special emphasis on the Affordable Care Act, and ways in which you have brought your health literacy skills to help with outreach, education and enrollment efforts.

If you have experience in any of the areas below, or another area that would be of particular use to those working with patients and clients with limited health literacy skills, and you are interested in teaching a 90-minute, hands-on, interactive workshop at our conference, read on and submit your proposal to become a presenter.

We are particularly interested in receiving Breakout Session presentations on these topics (this is not a comprehensive list; we will carefully and fairly review each submission on its merits):

  • Adult education
  • Culture and health literacy
  • Demonstrating the strategic value of your health literacy program
  • Education program design
  • Effective website design
  • Focus groups / Evaluation / Field testing
  • Grant writing
  • Navigation
  • Numeracy
  • Patient action plans
  • Program evaluation
  • Social Media
  • Translating education materials
  • Using interpreters effectively
  • Working with limited English proficiency patients
  • Working with seniors

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What questions do you have?  We’re here to help! Call 800-434-4633, or email [email protected].


Michael Villaire, MSLM
Chief Executive Officer
Institute for Healthcare Advancement
email: [email protected]
phone: 800-434-4633, ext. 202
web: http://www.iha4health.org

IHA Health Literacy Conference Team
Institute For Healthcare Advancement