Health Literacy Texas Inaugural Virtual Conference
Health Literacy Texas Inaugural Virtual Conference
Let’s Move the Needle on Health Literacy in Texas.
June 24, 2021 - September 07, 2021  ·  Registration waived*

The one-day conference, “Let’s Move the Needle on Health Literacy in Texas,” aims to introduce Health Literacy Texas, discuss health literacy best practices and lessons learned, and connect professionals across Texas working on health literacy. We will have speakers from across the state discussing topics ranging from rural telemedicine to the role of community health workers and a legislative update. Continuing education is available for this conference.  


Dr. Denise Anderson

Dr. Denise Anderson has been a social work professor, missionary and pastor. She writes grants and assists with supervising social work students who assist in the Well.

Chris Yanas

Christine is the Vice President of Policy and Advocacy at Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. where she is responsible for the development of the organization’s public health policies, state and federal legislative agendas.

Monica Garcia

Monica Garcia is a Licensed Master Social Worker with Larry Combest Community Health and Wellness Center (LCCHWC).

Ashley Rodriguez

Ashley Rodriguez is an experiential Community Health Worker (CHW) & CHW Instructor with over 12 years’ experience in community & public health. Ashley is currently the Community Health Worker System Manager at Baylor Scott & White Health System.

Rev. Phil Anderson

Rev. Anderson is the Executive Director of Cactus Nazarene Ministry Center and The Well Health Center. He has been a missionary, pastor, communications coordinator. He has been serving in Cactus for the past two years.

Dr. Erin Carlson

Dr. Erin Carlson is Associate Clinical Professor and founding Director of Graduate Public Health Programs at University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Carlson's work focuses academic public health and community-based disease prevention locally and globally.

Dr. Teresa Wagner

Health Literacy Texas, President

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*Registration fees waived for 2021 thanks to our generous sponsors.