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Institute for Healthcare Advancement will Honor Four for Excellence in Health Literacy at National Conference
Date:5/5/2013

or health literacy to understand and use our healthcare system effectively. That’s about 1 in 10 adults. Health literacy is defined as the ability to read, understand, and act on health information to make appropriate decisions. These decisions include understanding how to take your medicine, prepare for a medical test, sign up for health insurance, and care for yourself or a loved one’s chronic illness.

IHA is a La Habra, California-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering people to better health. It is nationally recognized for its efforts in health literacy and provides healthcare information through its various publishing efforts, the Internet, and its renowned local and national education programs. For more information regarding the IHA Health Literacy Conference, the Rewrite/Redesign Service for those in healthcare or easy to read low literacy book series, please contact Michael Villaire, Chief Operating Officer, at 1-800-434-4633 ext. 202, email him at mvillaire(at)iha4health(dot)org, or visit http://www.iha4health.org.

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