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LA CaTS Center Sponsors Health Literacy Workshop

Released: Friday, January 10, 2014

LA CaTS Center Sponsored Health Literacy Workshop
"Hidden impact on LA CaTS research and practical strategies to improve consent forms and health information"
Thursday, Februray 20, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

This interactive workshop includes a brief overview of health literacy and its hidden impact on the health of Louisiana citizens and LA CaTS clinical research. The session will provide easy strategies to develop more effective health information. Drs. Terry Davis and Connie Arnold ( give step by step guidance in creating understandable consent documents, surveys and patient education. The session provides hands on opportunities to apply the lessons learned with your own materials. This is a free workshop, open to all LA CaTS Center institutions.

Who Should Attend:
This 2 1/2 hour session is aimed at LA CaTS investigators, scholars, study coordinators, students and any junior investigators involved in clinical research or quality improvement projects.

LSU Health Sciences Center - New Orleans
Lions Building, 6th Floor Large Lecture Room

Meeting Details:
Workshop participants are asked to bring any patient education materials, consents, surveys, etc. to this workshop to use during the training.

Register Online

Meeting logistics/parking questions: Katherine Diodene (504) 568-2099 or


About the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center
The LA CaTS Center is comprised of three primary collaborating institutions in the state, including LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, and Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans – and also includes six research partners: LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and in New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana, Children’s Hospital, Ochsner Health System, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, and University Medical Center.  The LA CaTS Center’s vision for Louisiana encompasses the strengths and capacities unique to each member institution and represents a unified, comprehensive approach for targeting prevention, care and research of chronic diseases in the underserved population.  The scholar program is supported in part by U54 GM104940 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health which funds the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center.  For more information, please visit