The MAXIMUS Center for Health Literacy is holding its sixth Plain Talk in Complex Times conference on August 30 at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel. This one-day conference is designed to build and sharpen your communication skills. Plain Talk is your opportunity to learn best strategies for consumer engagement from experienced professionals. Visit PlainTalkConf.com to learn more and register.
You’ll meet the experts. The speakers are experienced professionals who are changing the narrative within their own organizations with innovative approaches to consumer engagement.
- Opening keynote speaker is Alexis Bonnell, Division Chief, Applied Innovation & Acceleration for the U.S. Global Development Lab at USAID.
- Tony Cancelosi, president and CEO of Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, will discuss accessibility and inclusion.
- Susannah Fox, former Chief Technology Officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will speak on leveraging technology to improve citizen engagement and services.
- Closing keynote speaker is Maria Gomez, founder of Mary’s Center, a Community Health Center providing health care, education and social services in the D.C. area.
The day’s agenda also features breakout sessions, panels and speakers designed to help build your communication skills — in person, online and in print. Want to know more about cultural and linguistic awareness and sensitivity? Don’t miss the breakout session on CLAS as three experts from the University of Chicago Medicine’s Department of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity discuss what they do to make sure all audiences are included in their communications. Learn from their experience as you take home tips for improving your organization’s cultural sensitivity.
The conference will wrap up with a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, a great opportunity for networking with your peers. To register, visit PlainTalkConf.com.
The MAXIMUS Center for Health Literacy serves as a national resource to help develop communication solutions to improve public health and human services programs, empower consumers, and foster healthier communities.
About the Author: Christine LaFortune, Senior Manager for MAXIMUS Center for Health Literacy, has more than 30 years of experience in writing, editing, graphics, and marketing communications. Previously, she was Creative Director, Copy Chief, and Account Manager for two marketing agencies, serving such clients as Adobe, Wells Fargo, Chase, and Federated Department Stores.