2012 Kentucky Health Literacy Summit


Welcome to the virtual conference page for the 3rd Annual Kentucky Health Literacy Summit: Building Your Health Literacy Toolkit. This year’s conference provided an opportunity for individuals from Kentucky and the region to improve their knowledge, hone their skills, and increase their networking contacts related to health literacy. The Summit was put on by Health Literacy Kentucky and showcased national health literacy and plain language experts as well as contributed papers/posters from authors in Kentucky and from around the region. The theme for the Summit centered on "Building Your Health Literacy Toolkit."

Viewing the Presentations

The conference video and associated slide decks were captured and produced into 4 continuing education modules and are offered free of charge to anyone who was unable to attend the conference in person. To view a presentation, click on the title of the presentation below. To see an overview of all of the presentations, click “View Webcasts” on the left navigation bar. To learn more about the faculty, click the “Faculty Information” link.

  • Module 1 - Becoming a Health Literate Organization, Cindy Brach
  • Module 2 - Engaging Rural News Media in Improving Rural Health, Al Cross
  • Module 3 - Using Your Health Literacy Toolkit, Audrey Riffenburgh

Continuing Education Credits

At the conclusion of each module, you will be asked to complete a posttest and evaluation of the module prior to receiving your CE certificate. We will use your evaluation of the activities to enhance future continuing education offerings.

Visit the official Health Literacy Kentucky site to join a committee.
Michael Karpf, MD "Health Literacy is an issue in Kentucky and around the world. Failure adequately to address it is a significant impediment to achieving optimal outcomes in patient care. Accordingly, UK HealthCare is proud to sponsor this online offering of the Third Annual Kentucky Health Literacy Conference, giving access to this important information to Kentuckians unable to attend and providing worldwide access to what is going on in Kentucky in this critical aspect of health care. I think you will enjoy and benefit from viewing it."
Michael Karpf, EVPHA
UK HealthCare
"The ever-changing health landscape is shifting the culture of healthcare to be more consumer-friendly and patient-centered. In order for individuals to be value-based purchasers of their healthcare services, there needs to be greater data transparency and a better understanding of coverage, health care quality, prevention, outcomes and pricing. We need a health literate population that strives to be greater stewards of their personal healthcare and is an active participant in the delivery of their care and wellness initiatives."
Jodi Mitchell, Executive Director
Kentucky Voices for Health