LINCS Regional Health Literacy Summits

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Author(s): 
Dr. Paul Smith
Dr. Susan Levy
Steve Quann
Matt McGarvey
Lori Quaranta
Michele Erikson
Dr. Winston Lawrence
Dr. Andrew Pleasant
Dr. Sandra Baxter
Sabrina Kurtz Rossi
Dr. Yolanda Partida
Dr. Cynthia Baur
Dr. Lynn Nielsen
Ryan Hall
Lynda Williamson
Kara L. Jacobson
Nicole C. Keene
Dr. Daphne Greenberg
Wendi Maxwell
Susan D. Handy
Dr. Dean Schillinger
Meg Schofield
Author(s) Organizational Affiliation: 
The National Institute for Literacy
Literacyworks
San Francisco State University College of Humanities, Center for Immigrant and Refugee Community Literacy Education
Community Engagement Program, University of California San Francisco
Center for Vulnerable Populations, UCFS/San Francisco General Hospital
Center for Literacy Studies, University of Tennessee
Center for the Study of Adult Literacy, Georgia State University
Office of Adult Literacy, Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education
Literacy Action, Inc.
World Education
Kent State University/Ohio Literacy Resource Center
Division of Adult Education, Indiana Department of Education
University of Wisconsin
Rutgers University
Published: 
2008
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Abstract: 

The National Institute for Literacy, through its LINCS Regional Resource Centers, convened three Regional Health Literacy Summits in 2008. The forums brought together adult literacy and health professionals to share health literacy information and resources for implementing health literacy programs with adult learners. This resource consists of the thirty power point presentations from the three regional summits on health literacy. These presentations focus on research findings related to health literacy, panel discussions on state initiatives to promote health literacy, strategies for building health literacy partnerships, and examples of health literacy curricula.

What the Experts Say: 
This resource includes materials from the three Regional Health Literacy Summits that were convened in 2008 by the National Institute for Literacy, through the LINCS Regional Resource Centers. These summits were an opportunity for adult literacy and health professionals to exchange ideas and practices for improving health literacy, as well as to discuss strategies for creating partnerships among adult literacy and healthcare providers. The thirty power point presentations included in this resource would be most helpful for local program administrators, teachers, professional developers, and state staff who are interested in building and strengthening health literacy programs for adult learners through partnerships and research-based instructional strategies and curricula.
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