Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health

Lorena Sprager of CLG co-presented on The Silent Crisis: How to do Outreach in an Anti-Immigrant Climate resource. The conference was held in San Francisco, February 20 to 22.

Legacy Health Literacy Conference: Toward a Culture of Clarity

Three CLG members presented at this conference in Portland, Oregon on March 1. Janet Ohene-Frempong presented on diversity, Audrey Riffenburgh on plain language and Lorena Sprager on Community Health Workers and health literacy. Dr. Dean Shillinger called out Ohene-Frempong and Riffenburgh as early leaders of the health literacy movement in the United States.

Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy

Clear Language Group member, Audrey Riffenburgh, was invited to be one of 11 health literacy professionals to present at the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy in April in Washington, DC. The discussion explored how organizations change in order to improve health literacy. Audrey was identified by colleagues in the field as a health literacy champion and implementer. She is the Senior Health Literacy Specialist for the University of New Mexico Hospitals in Albuquerque and a founding member of CLG.

Enroll NOW in the 2013 TUFTS Health Literacy Leadership Institute

Designed for professionals working to improve the health literacy of health care providers and consumers. Participants work on an educational program of their choice resulting in a final product that is current, comprehensive, informed by research and reflective of best practices. Peer learning and the sharing of research and best practice are core components of the Institute’s educational approach. The 2013 TUFTS Health Literacy Leadership Institute takes place June 10-14, 2013 on the Tufts Medical School Campus in Downtown Boston. For more information and to register visit:

2013 Health Literacy Summer Institute

This is the premier opportunity to learn plain language skills to plan, write, and design accessible, actionable information for print and media. The Institute takes place June 2-5, 2013 in Freeport, Maine, home of LLBean and just 20 minutes from the Portland ME jetport. Find information and registration here: