Fellows Forum

Forum Fellows

Health Literacy Leadership Fellows

The Fellows Forum, taking place on day five of the Health Literacy Leadership Institute (HLLI), is open to all interested individuals, including but not limited to those registered for the one week HLLI Institute. This one-day event invites participants to explore a current topic of interested to the field (2017 topic to be determined) though facilitated engagement and open discussion.

Registration is $50 for those not enrolled in the one-week Health Literacy Leadership Institute. 

Past Fellows Forum Topics

2016 Applying a Social Justice Framework to Health Literacy: This experiential workshop looked at health literacy through a social justice lens to help participants create a more inclusive health care culture, environment, and practice. Facilitrainers lead participants through activities, reflection, and dialogue to better understand bias, privilege and the systemic structures that reinforce health inequity.

2015 Global Health Literacy: Co-sponsored by the Tufts Center for Global Public Health, the 2015 forum engaged researchers and practitioners in  a discussion of health literacy in a global context,  international health literacy research and best-practice, and ideas for future direction in global health literacy.

2014 Health Literacy & Cultural Competency: At the 2014 forum participants considered the value added when integrating health literacy and cultural competency interventions, discussed the need for a common research agenda, and identified next steps towards reaching the shared goal of achieving health equity.

2013 Health Literacy Association: In 2013, participants contributed to the national discussion regarding the establishment of a Health Literacy Association. Fellows identified opportunities for ongoing health literacy professional development, examined gaps in teaching and training resources and how these gaps could be filled, and demonstrated leadership in supporting the advancement and diffusion of health literacy research and practice.

Past Health Literacy Leadership Institute Fellows

2016: Liliana Abreu, Guda Alemayehu, Traci Alberti, Suzanne Brodney, Chasity Burrows Walter, Jeanine Draut, Stephanie Gil, Aneesha Jean, Sarah Johnson, Marci Leonard, Lisa Sandos, Pauline Smith, Melanie Stone

2015: Tofool Alghanem, Mir A Basir, Susan Cosgrove, Megan C. Faletra, Ellie Foster, Khara C. Greham, Carolyn Marie Matlack, Wong Miu Lin, Karin Ngaiza, Carol A.  Nottingham, Chika Nya-Etok, Claudia Romo, Ian Watt, Ruth Wingel

2014: Michelle Burda, David Chou, Charlotte Deijenberg, Rosanne Guerriero, Anne Marie Kaminsky, Larisa Naderiani, Caitlin Nash, Kevin Progar, Lisa Marie Shook, Paul Trowbridge, Amy Wollenhaupt, Kalyn Weber

2013: Martine Andrews, Alison Brown, Eduardo Crespi, Monique Hill, Sonia Kapoor, Genelle Lamont, Briana Nestor, Terri Ottosen, Diana Tran, Sharon Wilkerson-Amendell

2012: Erin Aagesen, Melissa Barber, Susan Bartlett-Ye, Lesa E. Gerard, Stan Hudson, Lisa Khan-Kapadia, Peter Morrison, Michael Thompson, Carolyn Paul