IHA Health Literacy Conference:Building Bridges- Promoting Health Equity and Health Literacy

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Thursday, April 5, 2018

Primary contact information...
Institute for Healthcare Advancement
501 S. Idaho Street
Suite 300
La Habra CA , 90631
United States
Diana Gonzalez is the primary contact.
Phone: 562-6904001
Fax: 562-690-8988
Resource URL: http://www.iha4health.org
Region: Southern California and Arizona

Description: This conference will gather together clinicians, educators, researchers, policymakers, and other practitioners who have developed and implemented proven best practices to help broaden and improve the health literacy field. These presenters will discuss programs and solutions to improve health communication, review programs of critical importance to improving health literacy, and teach attendees skill sets to better serve their clients. This year's conference will focus on building bridges between health literacy research to practical solutions in the field to promote health equity.

Experience Level: Intermediate
CE Contact Hours: 23.5
Professional Competencies: Health Sciences Information Services, Health Sciences Resource Management, Curriculum Design and Instruction
Subject: Consumer Health, Electronic Resources, Evidence Based Health Care, Health Care Informatics, Reference Resources & Services, Subject Specific Resources, Teaching/Instruction, Web Design
Course Type: Face to Face, Hands-on - In person interactive conference

Educational Objective: By the end of this conference, attendees will be able to: 1) Identify one practice they can implement based on what they have learned. 2) Evaluate three components of their patient/client education program related to health literacy, to determine how any of the solutions learned would be appropriate. 3) Demonstrate the application of one learned skill to the needs of their organization and/or patient/client population.


Institute for Healthcare Advancement's 16th Annual Health Literacy Conference: "Building Bridges- Promoting Health Equity and Health Literacy"
May 3-5, 2017
Hotel Irvine
Irvine, California 

Wednesday, May 3rd 
6:00 am – 9:00 pm	Registration
Preconference Workshops
8:00 am – Noon	* Introduction to Effective Health Communication
Jann Keenan, Ed.S & Janet Ohene-Frempong, MS
Institute for Healthcare Advancement – Strategic Partners in Health Literacy
8:00 am – Noon	* Implementing the “Always Use Teach-Back” Training Program
Mary Ann Abrams, M.D., MPH
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
10:00 am – Noon 	Active Learning Strategies to Develop Cultural Competency Skills 
Lakesha Butler, Pharm.D
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Noon – 1:30 pm 	Sponsored Luncheon Roundtables
	90-minute luncheon, meal provided courtesy of sponsors.
	Select one discussion table:
•	Getting Published – Health Literacy Research and Practice (HLRP) Journal
•	Health Literacy Certification
•	Legal Issues – Bring Your Challenges
•	The IHA Center for Health Literacy Solutions
•	International Health Literacy Association
1:30 pm – 6:30 pm	* Creating Health Literate and Inclusive Healthcare Environments
Stanton Hudson, MA
Ioana Staiculescu, MPH
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 	Creating Fun and Interactive Learning Sessions to Promote Health Literacy
Farrah Schwartz, MA
Toronto Rehab, UHN
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 	Health Literacy 101: An Introduction to the Field
Michael Villaire, MSLM
Institute for Healthcare Advancement

Thursday, May 4th
6:00 am – 5:00 pm	Registration
7:00 am – 8:00 am	Breakfast
8:00 am – 8:15 am	Welcome / Conference Overview
Michael Villaire, MSLM
Institute for Healthcare Advancement
8:15 am – 9:10 am	Opening Keynote: Health Equity Now! Using Our Collective Impact for Change
Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
9:10 am – 10:15 am	Panel: Solutions That Work for Those Facing Health Disparities
o	Working with Native American Communities on Environmental Issues
Vanessa Simonds, Sc.D
Montana State University
o	Cancer, Patients, and Research
Deborah Collyar
Patient Advocates In Research (PAIR) 
o	Minority Women and Shared Decision-Making
Nickell Dixon 
Patient Advocates In Research (PAIR) 
o	Organizing an Immigrant Community
Helena DaSilva Hughes
Patient Advocates In Research (PAIR)
10:15 am – 10:30 am	Networking Refreshment Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm	Breakout Sessions
•	Session A: Helping Patients Make Decisions: Insights from Research and Human-Centered Design
Geri Lynn Baumblatt
•	Session B: Working Effectively with Language Access Professionals: Best Practices for Primary Care Providers
Wilma Alvarado-Little, MA, MSW
AlvaradoLittle Consulting, LLC
•	Session C: Risky Business: Health Numeracy Best Practices
Tina Moore, MEd, EdS
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Center for Health Literacy
•	Session D: Human-Centered Design for Health Literacy
Stacy Robison, MPH, MCHES & Sandy Hilfiker, MA
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm	IHA Health Literacy Awards / Networking Luncheon 
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm	Science Literacy: Bridging a National Divide
Alexa T. McCray, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm	Networking Refreshment Break
3:15 pm – 4:45 pm	Breakout Sessions (Morning sessions repeat in same rooms.)
4:45 pm – 6:00 pm	Free Time / Poster Presenters’ Set Up
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm		Opening Night Reception / Poster Session / Exhibits

Friday, May 5th 
7:00 am – 4:00 pm	Registration
7:00 am – 8:00 am	Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:00 am	Panel: Bridging Research and Practice: Approaches to Uniting Two Domains
o	Michael Paasche-Orlow, MD
Boston University 
o	Cynthia Baur
Horowitz Center for Health Literacy
o	Kim Kaphingst
University of Utah
9:00 am – 10:30 am	Breakout Sessions
•	Session K: Talking with Your Patients About Their Substance Use
Martha Bradley & Shasta Jorgensen
JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc.
•	Session L: Dementia Friendly Healthcare
Doug Seubert, CDP
Marshfield Area Purple Angels, Inc.
•	Session M: Health Literacy and End of Life Planning
Kathy Kastner
•	Session N: Putting the 10 Attributes into Practice
Hope Schwanhausser & Jan Scotton
Carolinas HealthCare System 
10:30 am – 10:45 am	Networking Refreshment Break
10:45 am – 12:15 pm	Innovative International Health Literacy Efforts: An Overview 
o	Susan Reid, New Zealand
o	Kristine Sorenson, the Netherlands
o	Christina Osei-Yeboah, Ghana
o	Diane Levin-Zamir, Israel
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm	Networking Luncheon (Organized by interest groups.)
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm	Breakout Sessions (Morning sessions repeat in same rooms.)
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm	Closing Keynote: Toward a Vision for Health Literacy’s Future: Results from HL Community Input
Michael Villaire, Rima Rudd, Cynthia Baur, & Julie McKinney
3:30 pm	Adjournment / Evaluations

Need for This Course: This conference provides current best practices, operational solutions, and easy-to-use tools to improve health literacy in the field of the participants. Research results (NAAL, NALS, Institute of Medicine reports) conference planning committees with leaders in the field, input from previous attendee' evaluations, known informational needs within the field are all taken into account when determining what will be offered at the conference.

The instructional methods used include Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Learning Videotape, Panel Discussion, Discussion, Debate, Dialog, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Hands-on Exercises, Case Study, and Problem-based.

Participant Materials: Speakers will provide any supplemental material to participants as needed. Other presentation material such as a copy of the slides will be provided to participants on a flash drive upon arrival at the conference. Attendees also have the opportunity to purchase a binder with a hard copy of the material that can be picked up upon check-in. For individuals that were not able to attend the conference, this material will be posted on iha4health.org.

Facility Requirements: We will be having our conference set up in the main the event space at the Hotel Irvine. All AV equipment will be installed for audio/visual needs. The seating for each session will be set in a classroom style. Each breakout session will have laptops, microphones, projectors, and screens available to the speakers.

Additional Evaluation: All participants complete a conference evaluation form to evaluate each speaker, session learning objectives, and the overall conference learning objectives. They also can comment on each speaker's session and the overall conference experience. We also follow up each conference by inviting attendees to participate in a longer, more detailed online survey via SurveyMonkey.com