Registration Open for Health Literacy Leadership Institute (June 12-16 at Tufts University)

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

April 29, 2017

(via Molly Roberts, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

Registration is now open for the 2017 Health Literacy Leadership Institute. This one-week Institute (Monday, June 12, through Friday, June 16) directly supports the work of professionals engaged in health literacy work to transform public health and healthcare delivery in the United States and across the globe. Those working to improve patient-provider communication and healthcare quality as well as those working with learners in community settings will find the Institute to be directly applicable.

Peer learning and the sharing of research and best practice are core components of the Institute’s educational approach. Participants work on a curriculum or educational program of their choice resulting in a final product that is current, comprehensive, informed by research, and reflective of best practice.

Learning Objectives 

  • identify health literacy as an organizational/ systems problem that includes the skills of health care professionals and consumers
  • name audience-specific health literacy competencies and the curriculum content to address those competencies
  • write measurable health literacy learning objectives and an evaluation plan that includes outcome and process measures
  • outline a health literacy curriculum or educational program based on sound adult learning theory and effective teaching strategies


The Institute is limited to 20 participants to allow for in-depth interaction and feedback from faculty and peers. Participants are expected to have a basic understanding of health literacy principles prior to the start of the institute. An optional pre-session immediately prior to the start of the Institute provides participants with an overview of core health literacy principles and policies and an additional opportunity for learning.

The class takes place on Tufts University’s Health Sciences Campus in downtown Boston and meets from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Meals and snacks are provided.

Contact Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, M.Ed., Course Director, at, for more information.

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