Health literacy: every state, every way, every time.
The Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit you know and love just got 8 times better!
2 days of health literacy talks
April 8-9, 2024
Monona Terrace Convention Center - Madison, WI
Wisconsin Health Literacy (WHL) is expanding its traditional Health Literacy Summit by partnering with 8 other states to host the first Health Literacy Collaborative Summit:
UAMS Center for Health Literacy, University of Arkansas
Health Literacy Kansas
Health Literacy Media
Health Literacy Nebraska
Michigan Health Literacy Coalition
Minnesota Health Literacy Partnership
Ohio Health Literacy Partners
Summit learning objectives
Discuss ways interprofessional health care teams communicate and integrate health literacy into prevention, management of disease and health promotion
Explain how to use health literacy practices and principles in different contexts
Identify skills and strategies to use when working with different communities and/or to design relevant health programs or resources
Describe factors to consider when helping consumers find, understand, and use health information and manage their health
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About the event
Hosted by Wisconsin Health Literacy (WHL)
Since 2004, WHL has hosted this event to bring together interprofessionals from diverse fields to share practices and strategies to support individuals, families, and communities. The Summit is attended by a variety of professionals from health care, community-based organizations, libraries, health insurance, health information technology, and public health. It aims to emphasize practical approaches that participants can implement right away. This year, WHL is joining 8 other states (Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Ohio, and Michigan) to hold a collaborative Summit that brings together our diverse health literacy approaches, experiences, and strategies into a much richer regional event.
We are proud to bring expert speakers from across the world.
Featured plenary sessions
Health Literacy in Schools: Past, Present, and Future
Dr. Orkan Okan
Adapting Indigenous Health Toolkit for Pediatric Populations
Laurelle Myhra, PhD, LMFT
Weather, Climate Change and Health Literacy
Mr. Erik Salna, MS
Going from "Why Won’t they” to “How Can We”: Changing Systems to Build More Equitable Health Access
Saida M. Abdi, PhD, LICSW
Meet Me in the Middle
news and updates
Continuing Education (CE) Credits
We are offering continuing education credits for those who qualify.
This educational event enables participants to learn and share new and relevant information about health literacy. Although publishing literacy initiatives remains an important dissemination method, faster methods such as this Summit create learning opportunities for participants to rapidly apply and affect meaningful change.