Health Literacy Wisconsin, a division of Wisconsin Literacy, Inc., and the Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) hosted the 4th Biennial Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit on April 12-13, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin. This event brought together nationally important voices in the fields of health care, adult literacy and health care policy to address health literacy from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Thanks to all who made the 4th Biennial Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit a success, especially our Presenting Sponsor, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, our planning committee and many volunteers.
If you missed the summit or want to revisit a presentation you enjoyed, please refer to our summit videos and PowerPoint presentations. You may also refer to this article about the summit from the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine or view comments about the Summit on Twitter and Facebook. Event photos are available on our Flickr page. An interview with Keynote Presenter Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS is available from Health Literacy Out Loud.
Wisconsin Literacy held its Third Biennial Health Literacy Summit in Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. on March 31 - April 1, 2009. The summit included six plenary speakers and 28 health literacy workshops and information sessions.
Wisconsin Literacy held a free, one-day Health Literacy Summit in Wisconsin Dells on June 21, 2007 in order to encourage communication between health care professionals and adult literacy educators and to exchange ideas on how to improve the delivery of health care to Wisconsin adults with low literacy and limited English speaking skills. At the summit, four regional planning committees were formed representing area health care professionals and literacy providers. Find out more information about these committees under the Regional Initiatives section of this website.
Wisconsin Literacy held its first Health Literacy Summit in 2004 to encourage communication between health care professionals and adult literacy educators. Sponsored by Pfizer’s Clear Health Initiative, the summit provided a forum to learn the latest health literacy information and to exchange ideas about how to improve the delivery of health care to low literate and limited English-speaking adults in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Literacy planned the summit with Dr. Jon Temte and Dr. Paul Smith, two University of Wisconsin-Madison Family Medicine faculty members. They presented a physician’s perspective about the challenges of health literacy and the delivery of health care.