Webcast of Wisconsin Literacy's Third Biennial Health Literacy Summit

Wisconsin Literacy held its Third Biennial Health Literacy Summit in Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. on March 31 - April 1, 2009. The summit included six plenary speakers and 28 health literacy workshops and information sessions. PDF OF 2009 HEALTH LITERACY SUMMIT AGENDA

Click here to view PowerPoint presentations from many of the informational sessions and workshops held at the 2009 summit.


Health Literacy Summit Webcast:


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Welcome; Keynote Address - Advancing Health Literacy: An Opportunity to Transform Health and Health Care

• Michele Erikson, Executive Director, Wisconsin Literacy
• Paul Fuglie, Vice President, External Affairs for Wisconsin, Verizon
• Wendy Wiederhold, Director of Sales for Wisconsin, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
• Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Human Ecology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers, Co-Author of Advancing Health Literacy: A Framework for Understanding and Action
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Developing Hospital Standards for Culturally Competent Patient-Centered Care
• Christina L. Cordero, Ph.D., M.P.H., Project Manager, Division of Standards and Survey Methods, The Joint Commission
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A Department of Health and Human Services Report on a National Action Plan for Health Literacy
• Cynthia Baur, Ph.D., Director, Division of Health Communication and Marketing, National Center for Health Marketing, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Welcome; Health Literacy Initiatives of the Missouri Foundation for Health
• Paul D. Smith, M.D., Wisconsin Literacy Board Member and Health Literacy Committee Chair
• Karen Timberlake, Secretary, Department of Health Services
• James R. Kimmey, M.D., M.P.H., President & CEO, Missouri Foundation for Health
• Arthur J. Culbert, Ph.D., M.S. Senior Advisor to the Missouri Foundation for Health
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The National Institute for Literacy:  How It Supports Health Literacy
• Julie McKinney, Health Literacy Discussion List Moderator, World Education
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2009 Health Literacy Summit Sponsors:

Co-Presenting Sponsors:
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield 

Lead Sponsor:

WHA Foundation, Inc.

Supporting Sponsors:

Epic Systems Corporation
ExitCare, LLC
Gundersen Lutheran Health System
Meriter Health Services
MetaStar, Inc.
Missouri Foundation for Health
National Institute for Literacy Regional Resource Center 1
ProHealth Care, Inc.
Saint Michael’s Foundation
UW Health
Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers
Wisconsin Medical Society


Sacred Heart Hospital
Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality
Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation

Media Sponsors:

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Wisconsin Newspaper Association