Save the Date……………..

8th Annual Health Literacy Research Conference

October 17-18, 2016

Bethesda, Maryland, Hyatt Regency Bethesda


HARC VII Award Winners

Sabra Woolley Memorial Award for Best Oral Abstract Presentation:

Rebecca Mullen – Limited vision and literacy as independent risk factors to unintentional misuse of non-prescription drugs

Best Poster Presentations:

1st Place:

Health Literacy Online — The Updated Guide to Writing and Designing Easy-to-Use Health Websites

Hilfiker, Sandy; Robinson, Stacy; Petti, Mary Ann; Langhans, Ellen; Blood, Caitlin

2nd/3rd Place Tie:

Adopting a Patient-Centered Medication Label in Wisconsin

Sparks, Steven; Mott, David; Young, Henry; Erikson, Michele; Mansukhari, Sonal

Learner Verification to Increase Salience of a Photonovella Booklet and DVD Intervention for Colorectal Cancer Screening among Latinos in Federally Qualified Health Clinics

Chavarria, Emmanuel; Gutierrez, Liliana; Davis, Stacy; Abdulla, Rania; Klasko, Lynne; Aguado-Loi, Claudia; Martinez, Dinorah; Meade, Cathy; Gwede, Clement


The Health Literacy Annual Research Conference is an interdisciplinary meeting for investigators dedicated to health literacy research.  It is an opportunity to advance the field of health literacy, a method to raise the quality of our research, and a venue for professional development.

Our aim is to attract a full range of investigators engaged in health literacy research including those involved in a broad array of public health, health services, epidemiology, translational, and interventional research activities.


Funding for this conference is made possible (in part) by 2R13MD003392-07 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) and by 1R13HS022529-03  from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

This work was supported through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Program Award (EA-1150-BMC).


This meeting is supported in part by:

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