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IHA Health Literacy Conferences

I wanted to let you that registration is now available for the following conference coming up next month. Early bird registration rates are available through Friday, 4/11/14. Kelli Ham from our office will be attending. We’ve also just learned that IHA is also offering five scholarships for conference registration fees (no support for travel or lodging expenses). To apply for the scholarships, interested applicants should send an email to Michael Villaire, no later than Wednesday, April 16 at 5 pm PDT, with the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Why you feel you are a good choice for this scholarship
  • One way you plan on applying what you learn at this conference


The Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) extends an invitation to our librarian friends to attend our 13th Annual IHA Health Literacy Conference, “Operational Solutions to Low Health Literacy: At the Intersection of the Affordable Care Act and Health Literacy,” May 7-9, 2014, at the Hotel Irvine (previously known as the Hyatt Regency Irvine), near John Wayne Airport/Orange County. Click here to register now. Use Discount Code MLA14 and save $20 on your tuition fee! We have kept our tuition rates at the same low rate every year. And remember, your tuition includes all of this:

  • Up to 20 MLA and other continuing education credit hours
  • Choose 4 out of 10 hands-on, interactive breakout sessions
  • Breakfast on Thursday and Friday
  • Lunch on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • FREE preconference sessions on Wednesday:

*Live, National, Interactive Social Media Event: The Intersection of the Affordable Care Act and Health Literacy

*Integrating Health Literacy into Your Organization: Subtle Issues to Consider

*Health Literacy 101: An Introduction to the Field

  • Opening Night Reception–complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
  • Poster session—more than 50 posters—on Thursday evening
  • Complimentary tote bag with free set of IHA books, AND a free copy of the out-of-print classic, “Teaching Patients With Low Literacy Skills,” by Len and Ceci Doak and Jane Root
  • Multiple networking opportunities
  • …and more!

Please join us and your colleagues to improve your skills and toolkit in health literacy. Questions? Call us at (800) 434-4633 or email

— Michael Villaire, MSLM

Chief Executive Officer

Institute for Healthcare Advancement

(562) 690-4001 ext. 202

Ask me about our Health Literacy Conference

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