TX Health Literacy Conference 2019

Agenda: Thursday, October 3rd


Thursday, October 3rd

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Registration and Check-in

Exhibit Hall Open: Networking,Resource Fair and Poster Session - Open

  • Health Insurance Literacy, SA Access

  • Health Literacy National Action Plan, DHHS

  • Assessment Tools for Health Literacy- NNLM

  • ASK 3-Institute for Healthcare Improvement

  • SaferCare

  • Community First


  • Grow Healthy Together Pathways Community HUB

  • Community First Health Plans

  • AETNA Better Health

  • Ryan White Program HIV210.org

  • South Central AIDS Education Training Center

  • More exhibitors updated soon!


1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Learning Workshops

Health Literacy Boot Camp 

Presenter: Elizabeth Lutz, MBA; Oralia Bazaldua Pharm.D.; Teresa Wagner, DrPh, RD/LD, CHWI; Carol Howe, PhD, RN, CDE

If you are new to the Health Literacy conversation, this mini-boot camp is for you. This session will cover the foundation and core principles of Health Literacy. This a hand on participatory workshop that allows for peer to peer, role modeling, scenario and role-play interaction. This session provides an opportunity to learn from three different perspectives: Community, Clinical and Research.

ABC's of Health Literacy- Elizabeth Lutz, The Health Collaborative

Health Literacy & Medication Management-Oralia Bazaldua, Pharm.D., UT Health Dept. of Family and Community Medicine

Plain Language makes Plain Sense: A Communications Skills Workshop - Teresa Wagner, DrPH, RD/LD, CHWI SaferCare Texas and Carol Howe, PhD, RN, CDE from Texas Christian University

Motivational Interviewing Skills for Improving Health Behavior Change 

Presenter: Dr. Stacy Ogbeide, PsyD, MS, ABPP, UT Health San Antonio

Motivational interviewing is often used to address addiction and the management of physical health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and asthma. This intervention helps people become motivated to change the behaviors that are preventing them from making healthier choices. It can also prepare individuals for further, more specific types of therapies. Research has shown that this intervention works well with individuals who start off unmotivated or unprepared for change. It is less useful for those who are already motivated to change. Motivational interviewing is also appropriate for people who are angry or hostile. They may not be ready to commit to change, but motivational interviewing can help them move through the emotional stages of change necessary to find their motivation.

Naloxone Training (Train the Trainer)

Presenter: Donney Vanblaricum and Yosepa Scott, Recovery Support Specialist

By the end of the training, attendees will know how to: Recognize, Respond and Evaluate an Opioid overdose and where to access Naloxone. Attendees will receive an update on the growing opioid epidemic in Texas. Presenters will discuss why it is most essential to expand an individual’s ability to provide naloxone to those most likely to be present at the scene of an overdose. Attendees will be provided information on administering Naloxone (Narcan) including intramuscular, nasal, and Evzio models, as well as information and a demonstration on rescue breathing.
Upon completion of this event, participants will be able to:
1) Recognize, respond and evaluate an overdose situation.
2) List strategies for integrating opioid overdose education and naloxone access (OENA).
3) Describe how to properly administer Naloxone and the law regarding it.

Mindful Recovery for Professionals

Presenter: Cynthia Phelps, PhD,  (*Limited space available)

Mindful Self-Compassion helps recovery and care team professionals deal with the daily challenges and long term impacts of working in a high-touch, high-stress environment. Research has shown that people who raise their levels of self-compassion are less likely to encounter:

  • Chronic Anxiety and Stress

  • Caregiver Burnout

  • Compassion Fatigue

  • Depression

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM : Networking Reception/Exhibits Open

Join us for food, exhibits and networking. You are invited to learn from our community partner agencies, connect to services and learn more about their impact in community.  The evening Keynote presentation will follow. 


6:00 PM - 8:30 PM : The Impact of Gun Violence in Community

Join us for a community conversation and expert panel on the effects of Gun Violence.  Hear from our local leadership about what is being done around Domestic Violence Prevention, Creating a Trauma Informed Community and Neighborhood Engagement to reduce the retaliation and violence. 

This special session is presented by Texas Doctors for Social Responsibility in collaboration with National Hispanic Medical Association. 

This session qualifies for CE: Nursing, CHES, CHW, *Medical Ethics, Social Work

Evening Agenda

Welcoming Remarks by: County Judge Nelson Wolff

Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP, President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association

Dr. Rodolfo Urby, President and Board Director, Texas Doctors for Social Responsibility

Key Remarks: Kristin Brown, President, Brady United

 Community Conversation: Elizabeth Lutz, MBA, The Health Collaborative (panel facilitator)

Lauren Geraghty, Director of Strategic Impact Initiatives, Communities In Schools of San Antonio (panelist)

Patricia Castillo, PEACE Initiative (panelist)

Jazmine Williams, Stand Up SA (panelist)

Closing Statements and Call to Action: Dr. Rodolfo Urby, President and Board Director, Texas Doctors for Social Responsibility