Scenes from the IHA's Ninth Annual Health Literacy Conference -- May 6-7, 2010
Pre-Conference Session, Wednesday, May 5: "Health Literacy America: A Cooperative of Statewide Initiatives"
Hosted by Health Literacy Missouri (HLM)
Health Literacy Missouri (HLM) convened a special pre-conference workshop. Its purpose was to encourage dialogue toward the development of a statewide health literacy center for participants' own states, and to discuss other ideas to increase awareness of health literacy. All conference registrants were invited to participate.
Conference Opening, Wednesday, May 5 and Thursday, May 6:
"Health Literacy 101" and "Opening Remarks," Presented by IHA
The Ninth Annual Health Literacy Conference began with a preconference session on Wednesday night, "Health Literacy 101: An Introduction to the Field," presented by IHA's Michael Villaire (lower left). IHA's CEO and President, Gloria Mayer (lower right), introduced Thursday's speakers and moderated the first day's proceedings.
Exhibitors are an important part of the conference, bringing real-world information about products and services of interest to our attendees. Many are nonprofits or government agencies who are working in health literacy. A big "thank you" to them all!
Learning and Networking Opportunities
You told us our conference provided you with a great opportunity to learn and to network directly with speakers and colleagues. Above, speakers chat with attendees in between sessions. To read a recap of selected breakout sessions, click Thursday or Friday and scroll down.
The conference also provided an opportunity for you to pose your questions directly to speakers, or just sit, listen, and take lots of notes...