Coalition Updates

COALITION UPDATES - MEETINGS

Health Literacy for Older Adults 2016-2017

The interest group on the topic of health literacy and older adults continues to meet monthly (via conference call). We have put together information and a resource list and continue to share ideas for promoting effective health literacy for professionals and consumers. For more information, please contact Jutta Ulrich at jutta.ulrich@cox.net.

The next meeting (in person) of this group is April 25, 2017 (1-4 pm). Location is the Foundation for Senior Living, Caregiver House, 1201 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix. We will tour the house and learn about resources for caregivers. We will also take time to learn about projects that everyone is involved in and discuss future events of the Coalition. Contact: Hannele Waissi at hwaissi@fsl.org. 

Interest Groups 2015

A planning committee met regularly in 2015 to update the mission and goals of the AZ Health Literacy Coalition. The website was revised and updated, and an interest group formed around the topic of health insurance literacy. 

Strategic Planning 2013-14

The group has identified interest and needs in the area of training and resources. The goal is to identify needs, future activities, work groups or interest groups with volunteers to help identify and/or develop training material and other resources.

For more information, contact Jutta Ulrich at julrich@hgamerica.org.

Health Literacy Training and Meeting: May 4, 2012, Casa Grande
The purpose was to get to know everyone in person and exchange knowledge and experiences. There was a half day of training, followed by discussion of needs and possible nex steps for the HL Coalition in Arizona.

October 2010 - Three webinars on health literacy for health care professionals.

Presentation on health literacy, September 17, 2010, at the conference of the Arizona Public Health Association in Phoenix (www.azpha.org). Andrew Pleasant, Canyon Ranch Institute, Tucson, an introduction to health literacy; Marti Lindsey, University of Arizona, overview of the HL toolkit for professionals; Jutta Ulrich, Health Guide America, introduction to the health literacy initiative in Arizona.