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What’s Special about May 7, 2015?

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The stars seem to have aligned to make May 7, 2015, a banner day for health literacy activities in the U.S. Simultaneously, three notable events will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, and Irvine, California.

In Atlanta, the 2015 National Health Outreach Conference, hosted by the University of Georgia, highlights health literacy and health insurance literacy in support of the National Framework for Health and Wellness. The conference runs May 6-8 and aims to draw cooperative extension staff, academics, public health professionals, and anyone working on prevention, wellness, and other health-promoting approaches. CDC’s Dr. John Parmer will give a health literacy talk on May 7.

Across town, CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will hold its third Clear Writing Summit for staff and contractors on May 7. The Summit examines clear writing practices for all types of documents, including scientific articles, and includes lectures and workshops to build writing skills.

Across the country in Irvine, the Institute for Healthcare Advancement opens the first full day of its annual health literacy conference on May 7. CDC will send Dr. Cynthia Baur as a speaker to address health literacy and emergency risk communication.

Is your organization doing anything special for health literacy on May 7? Share with us in the comments section.

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    South Shore Communities Partners in Prevention is launching a Health Literacy Campaign for the Southeastern region of Massachusetts. May 7th our Health Literacy Committee will be meeting with consultants from the JSI Research & Training Institute to begin action planning for a strategic approach to broadly engage stakeholders across sectors in the region to advance health literacy. We hope this will prove an exciting regional model for action.

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