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Webinar:Health Literacy in the Real World, March 18, 2011

The NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region will be hosting a webinar on health literacy entitled Health LIteracy in the Real World: Awareness, Ideas, Solutions on Friday, March 18, 2011. Michael Villaire, MSLM, and Chief Operating Officer, Insitute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA), will be the guest speaker.

Poor health literacy is a major issue in the United States. We see examples of how it affects patients, providers, and the healthcare system every day. This session will look at some of the problems created by poor health literacy, discuss programs and ideas to help improve it on both the patient and provider side, and review some solutions. The upcoming IHA Health Literacy Conference http://bit.ly/IHA_Conference will be reviewed, as well as a discussion of the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy.

This webinar is FREE. The session will be recorded for later viewing, and captioning will be provided.

When: March 18, 2011, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon CT

Registration information: Please register online at http://tinyurl.com/psrclassesNote: The first session of this webinar filled up quickly, so be sure to register soon for this event to reserve your space.

Login: Enter the class on March 18th about 5 minutes before the meeting starts at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/psr/ Log in as a Guest with your first and last name.  Instructions to connect to the audio will appear once you’ve logged in. The system will prompt you for your phone number and will call your telephone.

Equipment needed: Connection to the Internet and a phone.

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