Stritch to host conference on health literacy

May 20, 2011

The Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing at Cardinal Stritch University will be offering a two-day conference that will explore the complex dynamics of health literacy.

 

The Pfizer Visiting Professorship in Health Literacy will take place May 24-25 in the Sister Camille Kliebhan Conference Center at Stritch, 6801 N. Yates Road.

 

Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. The conference is geared to provide new insights for academic and health care educators and providers about the current status of health literacy, its challenges, and its impact on health outcomes. Incorporating appropriate strategies for health literacy in health care and in the health and nursing education curricula will be addressed.

 

Stuart J. Slavin, M.D., M.Ed., associate dean for curriculum and professor of pediatrics at the St. Louis University School of Medicine, will be the keynote speaker. A leader in interdisciplinary and pediatric education, health literacy and health care provider curriculum development, Slavin was co-founder of the doctoring course at UCLA, an innovative course that has served as a model for curricular change across the U.S. He has been involved in patient-centered curriculum development for much of his career and has been actively involved in examining best strategies to teach health care providers about health literacy.

 

The conference will also feature noted experts in the field of health care from the Bellin College School of Nursing in Green Bay, Cardinal Stritch University, the Health Literacy Committee for Wisconsin Literacy, the Literacy Council of Wood County, Marquette University, ProHealth Care, Repairers of the Breach, the University of Wisconsin, and the VA Medical Center.

 

Stritch’s Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing is a 2011 recipient of the Pfizer Visiting Professorship in Health Literacy grant, which allows the University to conduct the conference. This grant is awarded to eight educational institutions nationally.

 

Each day of the conference a Kindle will be awarded to a participant. The participant must be present to win.

 

A one-day registration is $35 via advance payment by check only or $40 at the door paid by cash, check or credit card. A two-day registration is $50 advance payment by check only or $55 at the door paid by cash, check or credit card.

 

All attendees must pre-register, even if paying at the door. To register and pay by phone via credit/debit card, please call Lorri Nelson at (414) 410-4645. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 20. For more information, including an agenda and list of speakers, please visit www.stritch.edu/pfizer.

 

Cardinal Stritch University, a fully accredited Catholic institution based in Milwaukee, provides transformative, value-centered education to more than 6,800 men and women of all faiths and ages in four colleges: Arts and Sciences, Education and Leadership, Business and Management, and the Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing. Founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, Stritch is the largest Franciscan institution of higher education in North America, with classroom sites across Wisconsin and Minnesota. To learn more, visit www.stritch.edu.

 

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