Health Literacy Texas to host inaugural conference on June 24

Health Literacy Texas will be hosting its first inaugural conference “Let’s Move the Needle on Health Literacy in Texas” on Thursday, June 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., CDT.

The one-day conference will serve as an introduction to Health Literacy Texas while discussing health literacy best practices and lessons learned. It will also be a great opportunity to connect professionals across Texas working on health literacy. Speakers from across the state will discuss topics including rural telemedicine, the role of community health workers and a legislative update.

The complimentary virtual event will include continuing education credits.

Speakers include:

Dr. Denis Anderson, Volunteer, The Well Health Center;
Chris Yanas, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South TX, Inc.;
Monica Garcia, Unit Manager, LMSW, CHWI, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center;
Ashley Rodriguez, Community Health Worker System Manager, Baylor Scott & White Health System;
Candace Robledo, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Population Health and Biostatistics, UT Health Science Center at Tyler;
Rev. Phil, Executive Director, The Well Health Center;
Dr. Erin Carlson, Associate Clinical Professor, University of Texas at Arlington;
Dr. Teresa Wagner, Assistant Professor/Clinical Executive, UNT Health Science Center/SaferCare Texas.

Our own Patti Taylor, director of quality and patient safety at the DFW Hospital Council Foundation, works with Health Literacy Texas while coordinating the local Health Literacy Committee.

“We are looking forward to this event,” Taylor said. “Working together over many months, we are thrilled to finally introduce Health Literacy Texas to healthcare professionals across the state. Spread the word!”

To register, click here.

For information, please contact Christina Tuell at