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JANUARY 20, 2017

Florida Health Literacy Summit

Nemours Children's Hospital Orlando

More than 90 million people in the United States have a hard time
understanding and using health information.


Join us for the 2017 Florida Health Literacy Summit. This one-day event will provide a forum for educators, health professionals, and other interested stakeholders to engage in a dialog and share information and resources on how to effectively serve adults and families with low health literacy.

Topics covered will include:

  • Health Literacy: Tips and Tricks
  • Innovative Patient Care Programs: Improving Communication and Outcomes
  • Health Literacy from a Nurse’s Perspective
  • Cultural and Linguistic Health Literacy Needs of Florida’s Multicultural Population
  • Improving Patient Outcomes Through Care Coordination
  • Health Insurance Literacy: Do Consumers Know What they are Getting?

Registration Fee
$45 (includes lunch and parking)

Deadline: January 13, 2017
Space is limited —register today!

Nemours Children's Hospital Orlando
13535 Nemours Parkway 
Orlando, FL 32827

Date & Time
January 20, 2017
9:00am - 2:30pm

Keynote Speakers:

Celeste Philip, MD, MPH
Florida Surgeon General
and Secretary of the
Florida Department of Health

Read Dr. Philip's Bio.

Toni Cordell
Adult Education and
Health Literacy Advocate

Read Toni's Bio.

This event is made possible through the generous support of


Summit Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities.


Health Literacy Summit Partners

Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education
and Training Center

Florida Department of Health

Florida Department of Health-
Orange County

Florida Department of Health-
Seminole County

Florida Department of Health-Hillsborough County

Florida Hospital Tampa

Florida Hospital for Women

Florida Nurses Association

Health Literacy Innovations

Health Council of Southeast Florida

Health Planning Council of NE Florida

Moffitt Cancer Center

National AHEC Organization

Orlando Health

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

Suwannee River Area Health
Education Center, Inc.

Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network (TBCCN)

UCF College of Health and Public Affairs

UF School of Public Health & Health Professions

USF School of Information


2017 Summit Steering Committee


If you have questions, please contact Heather Surrency at surrencyh@floridaliteracy.org.






The Florida Literacy Coalition thanks the Florida
Department of Education, Division of Career and Adult Education
for making this site possible.

.Florida Literacy Coalition
..235 Maitland Ave. S #102

Maitland, FL 32751
..Phone: (407)-246-7110
..Fax: (407)-246 - 7104

Florida Literacy Hotline
(800) - 237 - 5113