There are lots of opportunities to learn more about health literacy. Here are some tips to get started:
1. Set up a Google alert for “health literacy.” When you see the kinds of results that come up, you can further edit the alert to fit your specific needs. You can get started on the Google Alerts page.
2. Find a conference. A conference is a great way to learn and meet others in the field.
- IHA (Institute for Healthcare Advancement) Health Literacy Conference May 3-5, 2017; IHA also manages the health literacy discussion list, where you can sign up to participate in discussions that represent various fields, expertise, and points of view.
- HARC (Health Literacy Annual Research Conference): joining with ICCH (International Conference on Communication in Healthcare) in Baltimore October 8-11, 2017.
- Check your state for other events, as many of your local universities, organizations, and communities may have health literacy events coming up soon. Get involved!
3. Join us for the Hands on Health Literacy™ newsletter. I’ll be talking about health literacy and the countless topics that go along with it.
4. Invest in 1-on-1 support. Coaching in writing and design for health literacy is available in 3-month blocks and opens as time allows. For now, be sure you join the newsletter list and watch for openings in coaching there.