Health Literacy Innovations Offers Six Tuition Scholarships to the 12th Annual IHA Health Literacy Conference

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Operational solutions to low health literacy

Health Literacy Innovations, creators of the Health Literacy Advisor™ , announced today that it will offer six tuition scholarships to the 12th Annual Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) Health Literacy Conference at the Hyatt Regency, Irvine, Calif., May 8-10, 2013.

Nationally known for its innovative programs, sessions, and networking opportunities, IHA gathers clinicians, educators, researchers, policymakers, and others who have developed best practices to face the low health literacy challenge. This year’s theme is “Operational Solutions to Low Health Literacy.”

Scholarship covers tuition to the conference, including a choice of pre-conference sessions. It does not cover transportation, hotel accommodations, or any other costs or fees.

For information on how to apply, please contact info(at)healthliteracyinnovations(dot)com. The deadline is March 27, 2013.

About Health Literacy Innovations
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 or call 301-230-4966.

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