The Institute for Healthcare Advancement will host its third annual health literacy conference, Clinical and Educational Solutions to Low Health Literacy, May 13 and 14 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Anaheim, Calif.
More than a dozen researchers and analysts will review innovative, effective ways to improve health literacy in the United States. The conference is designed for those working in healthcare, education, health literacy, and those with an interest in literacy as it relates to healthcare issues.
Rima Rudd, a lecturer from the Harvard School of Public Health and a member of the Institute of Medicine's Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health Committee on Health Literacy will present the findings from an IOM report to be released this spring on health literacy.
"This conference will be a clearinghouse of ideas and proven methods for helping to reduce this unnecessary $73 billion annual healthcare expenditure directly attributable to patients with low literacy skills," said Gloria Mayer, president of the La Habra, Calif.-based IHA.
For more information, go to the IHA Web site.