6th annual Kentucky Health Literacy Summit in Louisville Oct. 7

The 6th Annual Kentucky Health Literacy Summit, “Health Literacy in the Age of the Affordable Care Act,” will be held Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the Founder’s Union Building on the University of Louisville, Shelby Campus in eastern Jefferson County.

The Summit is hosted by Health Literacy Kentucky and will showcase national health literacy and plain language experts.

Speakers will include: Wilma Alvarado-Little, principal and founder of Alvarado-Little Consulting LLC, which advocates for linguistically and culturally appropriate health services; Craig Blakely, dean of the UofL School of Public Health and Information Sciences; Elizabeth Edghill, refugee health educator and coordinator for Family Health Centers Inc.; Carlos Marin, assistant dean, Community and Cultural Engagement at the University of Kentucky‘s College of Medicine; Glen Mays, director of the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and System Research at UK; Kristen Munro-Leighton, health educator at Family Health Centers; and former journalist Kim Parson, a strategic consultant at Humana Inc.

The summit is targeted toward physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, health education specialists, dentists, dental hygienists, and extension agents. Continuing education credits are available. Registration fees are $95 or $25 for students. For more information and to register click here: http://www.cecentral.com/live/9828.

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