- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign plans to host the 2nd Health Literacy Summit in an effort to increase awareness and action about health literacy in the state.

The summit is planned on May 8 in Norman. Participants will discuss ways to improve the health status of Oklahomans through health literacy - which consists of skills that people use to get and act on information so they can live healthier lives.

The keynote speaker is Andrew Pleasant, a researcher and internationally recognized expert in health literacy. Pleasant leads research and evaluation activities at the Canyon Ranch Institute in Tucson, Ariz.

Community-based health literacy programs are working to improve the health and well-being of participants and improving health care by removing disparities, lowering costs and improving the quality of care.

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