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From the GMR: Webinar Announcement - Health Literacy in the Real World - March 18, 2011

Special Guest Speaker for Webinar on Health Literacy!

Due to popular demand, a second session of this webinar will be hosted by the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region.

When: March 18th, 1AM-12PM (Central)

Guest Speaker:
Michael Villaire, MSLM Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA)

IHA website:

Health Literacy in the Real World: Awareness, Ideas, Solutions

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.

Registration information: Please register online at http://tinyurl.com/psrclasses.

Note: 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.

We hope you can join us!


Kelli Ham
Consumer Health Coordinator
NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region
UCLA Biomedical Library

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