Health Literacy workshop at MAPS conference in November

Thursday, October 7, 2010

MHLP was invited to facilitate a pre-conference workshop on health literacy for the Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety Conference, People and Partnerships: Bridging the Gap.

We are very excited about this opportunity and want to encourage you to attend our workshop and the entire event on November 3rd, 2010. Click here to see the conference brochure and to register.  Our workshop details are below:

Making Your Organization More Health Literate Using the AHRQ Universal Precautions Toolkit

Limited health literacy affects over one third of patients, making them less safe and interfering with their ability to take care of their health. But health literacy is more than just a deficit of certain individuals. A recent national literacy survey found only 12% of adults to be proficient at accessing and using health information and services. If only about 1 in 10 people can use health systems proficiently, then health literacy is clearly a systemic problem, and not just an individual problem. The Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit produced by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality contains practical tools and resources for making organizations more health literate. During this interactive, hands-on workshop, the Minnesota Health Literacy Partnership will show you how to use these tools and resources in your organization. You’ll learn how to assess the health literacy of your organization and implement concrete strategies for improving communications and empowering patients to manage their own care.

Alisha Ellwood, Project Manager, Health Care Improvement, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Chair of the Minnesota Health Literacy Partnership

Lane Stiles, Director, Fairview Press,Fairview Health Services, and Vice Chair of the Minnesota Health Literacy Partnership

Faith Dohmen, Staff and Patient Education Coordinator, Hennepin Faculty Associates

We hope to see you there!

Alisha Ellwood
Chair, Minnesota Health Literacy Partnership