Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) April 12, 2012
As part of its commitment to share health literacy best practices, education, and knowledge, Health Literacy Innovations, creators of the Health Literacy Advisor™ (in Spanish—Asesor de Comunicación en Salud™), today announced it will offer seven scholarships to the 11th Annual IHA Health Literacy Conference.
Scholarship recipients will receive full tuition to IHA's annual Health Literacy Conference
May 9-11, 2012 Hyatt Regency, Irvine, Calif. The IHA conference, known nationally for its innovative programs, sessions, and networking opportunities gathers clinicians, educators, researchers, policymakers, and others who have developed best practices to face the low health literacy challenge.
“We know that part of the solution to help reduce the enormous challenge of health literacy is to share complex information among passionate and dedicated health literacy practitioners,” stated Health Literacy Innovations Chief Content Expert and Multilingual Director Aracely Rosales. “It is with this hope and opportunity that HLI proudly invites seven health literacy applicants to attend one of the most innovative and energizing health literacy conferences,” said Rosales.
Knowing that “literacy” is the single most important indicator of a health outcome, Health Literacy Innovations (HLI) creates tools to help eliminate medical mistakes and confusion due to low health literacy. HLI's flagship product, the Health Literacy Advisor™ (in Spanish—Asesor de Comunicación en Salud™) is the nation's first, only, and most powerful health literacy software tool. As a “health literacy checker,” the HLA streamlines the review and simplification process by allowing users to assess the readability of their documents and then fix it using plain language principles. The HLA applies nine well-known readability indices in English and six indices in Spanish and an interactive search-and-replace function to eliminate hard-to-read terms and phrases and medical jargon with plain language alternatives. The combination of these two functions, a document “grade” with a readability score/grade level, and the ReadsEasy™ stamp (a reward for good work) sets the HLA software apart from programs or readability indices alone. For more information, please visit http://www.HealthLiteracyInnovations.com or call 301-230-4966.