Monthly Archives: December 2014

IHA’s 14th Annual Health Literacy Conference

ConferencepageArt1thinIHA’s 14th Annual Health Literacy Conference will be held May 6-8, 2015 at the Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, California, 92614.

Conference participants had the opportunity to learn about practical and effective health literacy solutions, ranging from how to write and design effective communication to tools for addressing low health insurance literacy and numeracy skills.   IHA’s conference also offers attendees interactive experiences that included the Live Media Event on Stories and Lessons-Learned from the Affordable Care Act and breakout sessions that taught participants how to use Twitter to convey simple health messages and a skills workshop in which attendees learned best practices from actual low literacy learners and their tutors.

Tuition fees start as low as $299. Register by April 10, 2015, to receive the discounted rates. Click here for the Tuition Schedule:

Questions? Please contact Michael Villaire:


Explicit and Standardized Prescription Medicine Instructions

Explicit, standardized instructions that improve patients’ understanding, and possibly reduce errors while improving adherence, are now available from the AHRQ Pharmacy Health Literacy Center. These tested instructions for pills follow the Universal Medication Schedule (UMS), which simplifies complex medicine regimens by using standard time periods for administration (morning, noon, evening, and bedtime). The instructions have also been translated into Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

To access the instructions in all six languages, go to:


The Partnership for Health Literacy in Arkansas (PHLA) Mid-Winter Conference

HealthLiteracyFlyer12 2014-page-001 The Partnership for Health Literacy in Arkansas (PHLA) Mid-Winter Conference is coming soon! This year’s theme is “How to Help Parents with Low Health Literacy Understand Nutrition.” This conference is tailored for health care and home visiting workers who work with parents and other caregivers who have low health literacy. This conference will help give these workers practical ways to teach people with low health literacy about nutrition.


The conference will be January 22, 2015 in the Arkansas Department of Health Auditorium from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00p.m. Registration is free. To register, please go to If you will be video teleconferencing, please be sure to tell us when you register.  We look forward to seeing you there! See agenda below.

PHLA Mid-Winter Conference 2015 Agenda

December Meeting

Our Partnership for Health Literacy in Arkansas December meeting will be Friday, December 19, not this Friday, December 12, as was previously discussed. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we hope to see you there!

 This meeting will be our holiday party, and we will review 2014. Feel free to bring snacks to share as we celebrate our year! There have been many exciting accomplishments in Health Literacy in Arkansas this year, and we are excited to discuss them. Please come prepared to update your goals and objectives in our Action Plan.  If you have updates but can’t make the meeting, feel free to email your updates to me.

 The meeting will be at the AR Department of Health in the Lab Training Room #2508. Video teleconferencing will be available, so please let me know if you need help with arrangements at [email protected].