- By Karla Skokan
Nearly half the U.S. adult population has low health literacy — defined as the inability to read, understand and effectively use basic medical information.
As we move seek to improve the quality and access of health care for everyone within health transformation, improving health literacy communication with patients will be critical to achieving success. The National Patient Safety Council states that no other single issue has a greater impact on health status.
Legacy Health, together with community partners, is hosting the third Oregon and SW Washington Health Literacy Conference in Portland. The sold-out previous conferences reflect our community’s concern that we must address this public health crisis and contributor to health disparities. National and local experts will share research and evidence-based practices on the issue.
Friday, March 7, 2014
8 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
The Governor Hotel, Portland, OR
Registration will open Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Register online, download registration brochure or download registration form as of Nov. 18.
Legacy Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. CME is provided for all professions.
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