2018 Conference Agenda

IHA’s 17th Annual Health Literacy Conference
Strengthening Communities to
Improve Health Equity and Health Literacy
Wednesday, May 9th
Preconference Workshops

* Sessions with an asterisk (*) require an additional fee.

*Writing for Health, Health Equity, and Wellbeing: Plain Language Strategies for Health and Human Service Professionals - SOLD OUT - WAITLIST ONLY

*Teach-Back: Making it an Always Event

Whiteboard Video Workshop

Collaborating for Health Literate Care

Health Literacy 101: An Introduction to the Field

Individual Consultation with Cynthia Baur, Practice Editor

Thursday, May 10th


Individual Consultation with Cynthia Baur


Opening Keynote: Using the Construct of Community to Achieve Health Equity

Panel I: Listening to Hidden and Excluded Voices: Community Members Discuss Their Health Literacy Challenges

Panel II: Organizing and Engaging Community Stakeholders

Breakout Sessions

Writing Directly to Patients: Results Letters, Visit Summaries, and Email

Communicating About Medication: A Health Literacy Challenge

Exceptional Lives: Interactive Online Guides for Parents of Kids with Disabilities

Breaking Down Complex Chronic Health Conditions with Health Literacy Best Practices


IHA Health Literacy Awards Luncheon

Discussing Program Approaches to Meeting Community Needs

International Health Literacy Association (IHLA) General Meeting

Opening Night Reception and Poster Session

Friday, May 11th



Adult Basic Education and Health Literacy: Opportunities for Collaboration

Breakout Sessions

Writing and Designing for Health Behavior Change

Health Literacy Among Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses: Gaps and Limitations

Convincing Leaders to Commit to Health Literacy

OpenNotes, A Key to Patient Engagement


Networking Luncheon

Closing Keynote