When: April 9 - 10, 2015 from 8:00 AM until 2:30 PM

Location: WVU Charleston Division.  3110 MacCorkle Ave SE, Room 2000, Charleston WV

Sponsored by West Virginia Geriatric Education Center and CAMC Health Education and Research Institute

According to research from the U. S. Department of Education, only 12 percent of English speaking adults in the United States have proficient health literacy skills. The overwhelming majority of adults have difficulty understanding and using everyday health information that comes from many sources, including the media, web sites, nutrition and medicine labels as well as from health professionals.

The WVGEC and the CAMC Health Education and Research Institute jointly sponsor the Interdisciplinary Health Professionals Health Literacy Training Programs. The target audience for these training programs are: health professionals including physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, allied health professionals, and direct care workers who care for and interact with older adults about their health. For more information, please visit www.wvgec.org.