Improve the health of the people of Wisconsin by supporting and strengthening physicians' ability to practice high-quality patient care in a changing environment.

Health literacy webinar series
starting in October

“How health literacy impacts what you do every day” is the focus of a three-part webinar series that kicks off Oct. 14. The webinars are designed to help physicians and other health care professionals better recognize limited health literacy and take specific actions to improve the prospects for safe care, better outcomes, higher patient satisfaction and a positive experience for their patients.

Wisconsin Medical Society member Paul D. Smith, MD, will present the series with Steven W. Sparks, MS, director of Health Literacy Wisconsin. Doctor Smith is the medical advisor for Health Literacy Wisconsin and a professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

The webinars, which are scheduled from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on the following dates, will address these topics:

  • Oct. 14: “The Impact of Healthy Literacy.”
  • Nov. 11: “Recognizing Low Health Literacy.”
  • Dec. 9: “Improving Health Literacy.”

Continuing education (CE) credits have been applied for from the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, the Wisconsin Nurses Association and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

To register, click here. Registration is free.

This series is sponsored by the Injured Families and Patient Compensation Fund and jointly provided by the State of Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance.

If you have questions, e-mail Denise Fitzpatrick, senior vice president at Oliver Wyman or call her at 800.606.4193.

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