March 1, 2017

Reminder: 2017 Health Literacy Summit and Scholarships!

The 2017 Health Literacy Summit is for anyone interested in health literacy and how the health care system can be changed to accommodate low health literacy patients. Speakers include: Dr. Cynthia Baur, Co-Author of the Ten Attributes of Health Literate Health Care Organizations and Dr. Rima Rudd, Co-Author of Health Literacy Environment of Hospitals and Health Centers. The Summit will also look at how we used the Health Literacy Environment of Hospitals and Health Centers to assess the University of Tennessee Medical Center’s health literacy attributes.

Are you interested in attending, but worried about cost? Scholarships are available! 

Scholarships to the 2017 Health Literacy Summit will be awarded to up to 5 librarians to cover the cost of registration (will not cover travel or housing). Preference will be given to:
  • Librarians in a hospital setting.
  • Librarians who are engaged in improving health literacy.
  • Librarians who are serving the public through consumer & patient health information services.
To apply, submit a short 500 word essay describing the impact of low health literacy on patients and the role of medical librarian in reducing barriers to health information for people with low health literacy. Please send completed essays to Sandy Oelschlegel at by March 14, 2017.

Each recipient will be required to complete a short survey about their experience and what they learned from the Summit.

Developed resources reported in this resource are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Maryland, Health Sciences and Human Services Library. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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