10th Annual Texas Health Literacy Conference:
Communication Quality in Healthcare Organizations

Friday, October 10, 2014
8:00AM - 4:00PM

Horizon Hill Event Center at La Quinta - Medical Center
4431 Horizon Hill Blvd.
San Antonio, Texas 78229

$115 - Early Bird Registration
$145 - After September 1st

Keynote Speaker:
Dean Schillinger, M.D.
Dean Schillinger, M.D. is UCSF Professor of Medicine in Residence and a primary care physician at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH). He serves as Chief of the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine at SFGH and directs the Health Communications Research Program in the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations. Dr. Schillinger served as Chief Medical Officer for the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program for California from 2008-13. He previously directed the ambulatory care clinics at SFGH.

He has focused his research on health communication for vulnerable populations, carrying out a number of studies exploring the impact of limited health literacy on the care of patients with diabetes and heart disease. He has been awarded grants from NIH, AHRQ, CDC and private foundations to develop and evaluate care management programs tailored to the literacy and language needs of patients with chronic disease and has published over 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles in the field of health communication science. Dr. Schillinger contributed to the 2004 IOM Report on Health Literacy and authored a 2012 IOM Publication defining the attributes of Health Literate Healthcare Organizations. He was honored with the 2003 Institute for Healthcare Advancement Research Award, the 2008 Research Award in Safety and Quality from the National Patient Safety Foundation and the Bay Area Research Mentor of the Year Award in 2010. He co-created a youth-led diabetes prevention social media campaign called The Bigger Picture campaign, http://youthspeaks.org/thebiggerpicture/. In 2013 he received the APHA Everett M Rogers Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to advancing the study and practice of public health communication.

Topics include:
- Reducing hospital readmissions
- Creating a health literate organization
- Health literacy in public health practices
- Clear communications in health care settings
- Cultural competency and health literacy
- Medication adherence
- Engaging the community in health literacy
- And much more
Who should attend?
- Healthcare Administrators
- Clinicians
- Social Workers
- Pharmacists
- Health Educators
- Nurses
- Community members interested in health literacy

Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Additional CE Credits will be offered for the following disciplines:
Pharmacy, Social Work, Certified Health Education Specialist, Community Health Workers, Nursing

Jointly Provided by Dannemiller and The Health Collaborative

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

Target Audience:
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

SAHLI Sponsorship
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.

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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

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Please note: Registration will not be completed until payment is received.
Also, please look for a confirmation at the end of your registration.
Exhibitor Information

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.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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 sahliinfo@healthcollaborative.net. 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 2014 Health Literacy Conference!

Jointly Sponsored by The Health Collaborative and Dannemiller

Questions? Call or email us at 210-481-2573 sahliinfo@healthcollaborative.net