MHLP to be highlighted at Wisconsin Health Literacy Pre-Summit Meeting

Friday, April 8, 2011

World Cafe: Models for Launching Health Literacy Efforts

The Health Literacy Regional Network is coordinating a Pre-Summit Meeting on Monday, April 11, 2011, at the Sheraton Madison Hotel in room "South Destination" from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Come meet health literacy experts from across the country for small group discussions on how you can begin your own health literacy initiative.


Arkansas Department of Public Health – A Public Health Model

  • Jennifer Dillaha, MD, Special Advisor for Strategic Initiatives and Interim Director, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Arkansas Department of Health

Health Literacy Kentucky – A University/Business Collaborative Model

  • Betsy Shirey, Marketing, Humana
  • Deborah Murray, Associate Director, Health Education through Extension Leadership (HEEL), University of Kentucky

Health Literacy Missouri – A Foundation Model

  • Arthur Culbert, PhD, President and CEO, Health Literacy Missouri
  • Sam Pettyjohn, Associate, Health Literacy Missouri

Health Literacy Wisconsin – An Adult Literacy Model

  • Michele Erikson, Executive Director, Wisconsin Literacy, Inc.
  • Paul Smith, MD, Director, Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN)

Iowa Health Systems – A Health Systems Model

  • Mary Ann Abrams, MD, MPH, Lead, Iowa Health Systems Health Literacy Collaborative, Coalition Leader and Medical Director, Reach Out and Read Iowa

Minnesota Health Literacy Partnership – A Collaborative Business/Community Model

  • Alisha Ellwood, MA, LMFT, Chair, Minnesota Health Literacy Partnership and Project Manager, Quality Improvement, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

For more information you can visit Wisconsin Literacy