Alaska Health Literacy Summit: Working Together to Improve Health

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
November 5, 2016, Saturday, from 8am-4:30pm
Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 08:00 AM until 04:30 PM
Location and Delivery Method ( view map )
Delivery Method
Location Name
Providence Alaska Medical Center
3200 Providence Drive, West Auditorium, Lower Level
State / Province
Zip / Postal Code
United States
Cost Range
$30.00 to $75.00 (depending on options)

Host And Instructor

Rural AKHealth Professions Foundation/AKTraining Cooperative
Keynote Speaker: Cliff Coleman, MD MPH

Training Overview Description

Sponsors: Providence Health and Services Alaska, The Anchorage Health Literacy Collaborative, UAA Center for Human Development, The Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center, The Alaska Literacy Program

Continuing Education is being offered for this event. Please see information below for details before you register. At the event, you will sign up for the type of Continuing Education you need. The $15.00 fee covers all three types that are available.

Description: Our health care system is complex and health information is not always clear. Most of us have been in situations where there is difficulty understanding and navigating the health care system. There are tools available that can help everyone involved overcome these challenges and work together to improve health outcomes for all.

Our keynote speaker is Cliff Coleman, M.D., M.P.H., is recognized as a national expert in the field of health literacy. He is a practicing physician and faculty member at the Oregon Health & Science University (OSHU) School of Medicine. His clinical concentration is in serving medically complex patients and underserved populations. His research and teaching focuses on improving health literacy and clear communication training for healthcare professionals. The break-out sessions will equip participants with practical how-to strategies to improve communication and health outcomes.

Please see the event flyer under "Media" below for more information about the agenda and breakout sessions.

Continuing Medical Education:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements of the Washington State Medical Association. Providence Health System is accredited by the WSMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Providence Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The planners and faculty for this activity do not have any relevant relationships to disclose.

There is no commercial support for this activity.

Continuing Nursing Education:
Providence Alaska Learning Institute, Providence Health & Services Alaska, is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity will provide 6.25 Nursing Contact Hours.

Social Work Continuing Education Contact Hours:
NASW-Alaska Chapter approval for CE contact hours for this offering are pending the completion of the application process.

Event-specific Details

Registration Fee Categories:
Non-student/Non-senior registration: $60
Student/Senior (55+) registration: $30
Continuing Education fee (if needed): $15

Refreshments and a $5 lunch card are included in the cost of registration (all categories).
If the cost of registration is a barrier, and you want to attend this event, training access funds are available. Contact Rain to apply for a registration fee waiver (

To see the schedule for the day, please select "Training Flyer" to view.

Developmental Disabilities
Behavioral Health/Mental Illness
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Aging/Alzheimers and Other Dementia
All Tribal Services/Tribal Government
All Senior Services
All Public Safety
All Health Care
All Direct Support Services/Care Givers
All Developmental Disabilities
All Child Welfare
All Behavioral Health / Social

Registration Information

This is the site for general registration for all EXCEPT Providence employees and exhibitors.
• Providence employees must register through HealthStream.
• Exhibitors for the event should register through Providence by contacting Tara Orley, Providence Alaska Medical Ctr., Community Services, 907-212-5053 or

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