Health literacy experts share strategies to help people be healthier
Health Literacy Conference features top experts and strategies to enhance patient communications and health outcomes
500 healthcare professionals will attend Legacy Health's sold out Health Literacy Conference: Making Meaning on March 7 in Portland. Leading health literacy experts present latest research, practices and strategies to improve healthcare communications and help consumers live healthier lives.
What: The 3nd annual Oregon and SW Washington Health Literacy Conference: Making Meaning features top national and regional experts sharing the latest research and best practices to increase health literacy and improve quality, safety and health outcomes.
When: Friday, March 7, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (See attached conference schedule)
Where: Governor Hotel, 614 SW 11th Ave., Portland
Details: Speaker interviews can be arranged during and after the conference. Please contact Julie Reed, Media Relations Coordinator, 503-901-6220 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Background: A patient's ability to make meaning of health information and medical advice is essential to their well-being. People with low health literacy have a difficult time reading, understanding and acting on basic medical instructions and information.
The National Patient Safety Council says no other single issue has a greater impact on health status. Nearly nine out of 10 adults have trouble applying every day health information. Limited health literacy is a public health challenge that could compromise attempts to transform health care delivery. Better patient self-management is a key to improving individual health and lowering public health costs. Better communication with all patients, especially those with low health literacy, will be critical in the new healthcare delivery environments of accountable and coordinated care.
Join national and local experts sharing research, strategies and evidence based practices to increase health literacy and improve quality, safety and health outcomes.
Julie Reed, Community & Public Relations Coordinator
Legacy Health | Mount Hood Medical Center | 503-674-1214 | cell: 503-901-6220 | 24800 SE Stark Street, Gresham | email@example.com