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When: February 28, 2020


Join us in exploring innovative approaches to improving health literacy!

Where: Cultural Arts Center - Harlingen, TX

Health Literacy in the Rio Grande Valley Conference

You've heard the term "health literacy" and decided you need to learn more about it. Or, you are familiar with it but not sure how to integrate health literacy into your work. Health literacy is more than a patient’s ability to read medical instructions and other information.  An individual must be able to understand facts, relevant details and act upon his or her healthcare provider’s advice and recommendations.

The Institute for Healthcare Advancement ( and the Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation ( have joined forces to bring you this exciting event. Health professionals and advocates from diverse organizations will be united by their passion for cultivating healthy lifestyles and quality of life in the Rio Grande Valley through improving health literacy.

Plan to attend this hands-on learning conference at the Cultural Arts Center on the Texas State Technical College campus on February 28. Leaders in the health literacy field and the Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) - bring you a full day of learning and participation. Network with colleagues and get tools, tips, and skills to take back to your workplace.


This health literacy conference is designed to bring key stakeholders together to understand: 1. Barriers to patients' ability to navigate the healthcare system; 2. Best practices to help patients manage their chronic illnesses and; 3. The impact of limited health literacy on patient care for an aging population.

Who should attend?

The conference is designed for all of us who together serve the community, patients, and agencies and can make an impact on health of children, caregivers, mothers, fathers, teens, and adults.

  • Public health and healthcare practitioners
  • Health communication professionals
  • Educators and students
  • Community Health Workers and Promotoras
  • Social services providers
  • Community, consumer, and patient advocates
  • Health literacy enthusiasts
  • You!
Conference Objectives

After attending this conference, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify one practice they can implement based upon what they have learned
  • Evaluate three components of their practice related to health literacy, to determine how solutions learned would be appropriate
  • Demonstrate the application of one learned skill to the needs of their organization and patient/client population
  • To understand the impact of health literacy and the effect on health outcomes
Earn Continuing Education Hours

Application for CHES® (entry-level) Category I continuing education contact hours (CECH) has been made to the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC).

Physician Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, and the Institute for Healthcare Advancement. The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

Physician Designation Statement
The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 4.50 hours of AOA Category 2A credit. Approval is currently pending.

Nurse – Texas Nursing Association (TNA)
UNT Health Science Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides up to 4.50 contact hours. Approved Provider ID: 16-274238-B

CPH – Public Health
This activity is approved for 4.50 credit(s) accepted by the National Board of Public Health Examiners' Certified Public Health (CPH) recertification program.

Texas Social Work
This activity is approved for a maximum of 4.50 Clock Hours for Social Workers.

Community Health Workers and CHW Instructors
Application for Community Health Workers and CHW Instructors continuing education contact hours has been made to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

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Texas State Technical College
1825 North Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 364-4819