Monthly Archives: June 2014

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)


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

New UAMS Center for Health Literacy and Director


“Kristie Hadden, PhD, an alumni and secondary faculty of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), is the new director of the recently established UAMS Center for Health Literacy (CHL). Dr. Hadden has served as the director of the UAMS Health Literacy Program since its inception in 2011 and earned her PhD in Health Promotion and Prevention Research at the College in 2012. She is an Assistant Professor in the College of Medicine and also holds secondary appointments in the UAMS Colleges of Health Professions and Pharmacy. Her COPH appointment is in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education.”

Dr. Kristie Hadden (center) with Center staff Latrina Prince (left) and Wendy Thompson

Dr. Kristie Hadden (center) with Center staff Latrina Prince (left) and Wendy Thompson