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Get 6.75 CME while learning your role in health literacy

December 2013

Patients with low health literacy are less likely to comply with treatment or seek preventive care, and they are more likely to be hospitalized. Conversely, improving health literacy enhances patient-provider communications and helps patients act on health information and medical advice to manage their health and medical conditions.

Attend the third Oregon and SW Washington Health Literacy Conference on Friday, March 7, 2014, and earn 6.75 continuing medical education hours. Register here.

The conference and Legacy have earned national recognition for attendance and the caliber of speakers at the past two conferences.

National speakers

Among the national experts who will speak at the 2014 conference are:

  • Cynthia Baur, Ph.D., senior advisor for health literacy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Terry Davis, Ph.D., professor of medicine and pediatrics at Louisiana State University Shreveport
  • Rima Rudd, ScD, senior lecturer on health literacy, education and policy, Harvard School of Public Health

"Health literacy strategies are becoming an essential component of health care delivery in this era of increasing accountability for health outcomes," said Melinda Muller, M.D., Legacy clinical vice president, primary care.

Research shows that adopting specific health literacy strategies with all patients, especially those most at risk, results in increased quality outcomes and greater safety.

Register online before Jan. 10, 2014: $70 ($85 after Jan. 10)
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See a complete list of speakers and conference brochure

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