11th Annual Texas Health Literacy Conference
Metrics for Success in Health Literacy
Friday, October 2, 2015
8:00AM - 4:00PM
La Quinta Medical Center
4431 Horizon Hill Blvd.
San Antonio, Texas 78229
The early bird rate is $135 until September 1st. After September 1st, the price will rise to $179.
Michael Paasche-Orlow, MD, MA, MPH
Michael Paasche-Orlow, MD, MA, MPH, is a pioneer in health literacy, and his expertise is nationally recognized. His work has brought attention to the role health literacy plays in racial and ethnic disparities, self-care for patients with chronic diseases, end-of-life decision making, and the ethics of research with human subjects.
Dr. Paasche-Orlow serves on the Project RED research team, a nationally recognized model to re-engineer the process of hospital discharge to improve the safety and efficiency of transitions of care. He also currently is a co-investigator with five funded grants that examine health literacy, including two intervention studies evaluating simplified information technologies for behavior change among minority patients with a range of health literacy levels.
Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Paasche-Orlow is the Associate Program Director for the Boston University School of Medicine General Internal Medicine Academic Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program. He is a general internist.
Here’s why you should attend
The Texas Health Literacy Conference is the top health literacy conference in the state.
When you consider that only 12% of American adults are considered proficient in the health
literacy skills they need to effectively navigate and use our health care system, you can understand that
attending the conference is an excellent investment not only for improving the care of your patients, but also for your
personal professional advancement.
Who should attend?
- Healthcare Administrators
- Social Workers
- Health Educators
- Community members interested in health literacy
Save The Date: Friday, October 10, 2014
10th Annual Texas Health Literacy Conference
Friday October 4, 2013 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Registration is from 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
El Tropicana Riverwalk Hotel 110 Lexington Ave, San Antonio, TX 78207
Social workers, Physicians, nurses, clinicians, educators, researchers, administrators, government entities, community based organizations and others interested in learning about innovative solutions to low health literacy.
Why Attend the 9th Annual Health Literacy Conference? You'll learn:
Local and relevant information as to what health literacy means and how it applies to daily life activities and health awareness
To modifying provider practices to ensure proper and effective patient-health provider communication histories
How to institute cultural change towards health literacy through empowering patients and health providers to participate in a more health literate society
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Barry D. Weiss
"Health Literacy: The Hidden Risk Factor" by Dr. Barry D. Weiss, Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona College.
ACCME Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Dannemiller and The Health Collaborative. Dannemiller is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation of Credits:
Dannemiller designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Dannemiller is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 4229 for 7.0 contact hours. RNs outside California must verify with their licensing agency for approval of this course.
Additional CE Credits will be offered for the following disciplines:
Pharmacy, Social Work, Certified Health Education Specialist, Community Health Workers
Due to popular demand the registration deadline has been extended to September 28th
The Health Collaborative is pleased to offer Exhibitor tables to groups with products or services that may be of interest to our conference attendees. Please complete the Exhibitor Application and return it with your payment. All exhibitor applications must be reviewed and approved in advance, and prepayment is required. Exhibit tables will be located in main hallway of the General Session hall on Friday.
As a nonprofit organization, the Health Collaborative relies in part upon its partners and friends to help support this important educational activity. Sponsorships are available at any level, and we are committed to work with you to tailor a package of considerations to meet your needs. Those interested in a conference sponsorship are encouraged to review the Sponsorship Opportunities and contact us at (210) 481-2573, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. THC is most grateful to its conference sponsors, whose support allows THC to keep tuition rates affordable for attendees and provide scholarships for new leaders in health literacy.
We hope to see you at the 2015 Health Literacy Conference!
Jointly Sponsored by The Health Collaborative and Dannemiller