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2023 United States Health Literacy Policy and Press Event — Taking Action for a Healthier Nation

A Virtual Event
Monday, October 2, 2023 11 AM-12:30 PM EST

The National Council to Improve Patient Safety Through Health Literacy and the Memory Keepers Discovery Team at the University of Minnesota as well as health literacy experts across the nation are proud to announce the 2023 United States Health Literacy Policy and Press Event, scheduled to take place virtually on October 2, 2023. This crucial gathering aims to bring together policymakers, health professionals, researchers, educators, health association decision-makers, and advocates to address the pressing issue of health literacy and advocate for a systemic approach to improve health literacy across the nation.

The 2023 event will feature renowned speakers and thought leaders who will share their expertise and innovative approaches to tackling health literacy challenges. Through keynote addresses and panel discussions, participants will have the chance to exchange ideas, collaborate, and promote actionable strategies for improving health literacy across the nation.

The event aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Discover the Healthy People 2030 goal to attain health literacy to improve the health and well-being of all Americans.
  • Recognize the challenges most Americans face when trying to understand and navigate the healthcare system.
  • Pick up your toolkit to raise awareness and improve health literacy in your community.
  • Take the call to action to enact and support health literacy policies at the organizational, state, and federal levels in alignment with the National Action Plan.

Virtual platform/registration provided by IHA

Time to Act

It has been over 10 years since the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy, yet no major system’s approach to addressing health literacy has been enacted.

To date, elements of health literacy are found in the 2010 Plain Writing and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Acts and the 2018 revision to the U.S. Common Rule. 1 Some federal agencies have established strategic plans and guidance documents that include health literacy. In order to meet the Healthy People 2030 objectives, reduce healthcare expenditures, and increase patient safety, education, satisfaction, and health promotion, we need policymaker and healthcare leadership support.

Members of the press are invited to attend

This is an excellent opportunity to engage with expert speakers, access the latest research and resources, and interview key thought leaders in the field of health literacy.

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— Karen Komondor, RN,BSN, CCRN

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— Mary Ann Abrams, MD, MPH

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— Dr. Cynthia Baur,

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