The Minnesota Health Literacy Partnership, together with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, American Cancer Society and Portico Healthnet, is sponsoring a special community forum to further our conversation on health literacy in Minnesota.
PART 1 –Bringing in the Consumer: The Engine of Health Reform, a policy forum, cosponsored by the University of Minnesota and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. More information and to register click on the link: http://z.umn.edu/healthliteracyevent. Part 1 will begin at 11:00am and a light lunch will be served.
PART 2 -Bridging the Gap: Helping Consumers Understand Health Care, featuring Ms. Kathleen Falk, Regional Director of Region 5, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ***Space is limited -- please RSVP today at acscan.org/2015bridgingthegap*** Part 2 will be held from 1:00-3:00pm
Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota
Background: As the health care system is experiencing significant change, more is expected of individual consumers. However, understanding how to access affordable care can still be very confusing. With more individuals are entering the health care system now than ever, it takes all stakeholders coming together to provide the information that patients require to make informed decisions about their medical needs.
Purpose: You are invited to join us for a meeting focused on convening stakeholders from across health care - hospitals, providers, insurers, consumers, employers, patients -- to initiate a conversation focused on identifying barriers to health literacy. We are hoping to develop a shared vision to help different stakeholders recognize their role in helping consumers understand health care. Additionally, we look forward to building partnerships to make it easier for people to navigate, understand, and use information and services to take care of their health.