Health Literacy Maryland

What is Health Literacy Maryland (HLM)?

HLM was a statewide and free membership coalition that brought together people and organizations to work on improving health outcomes with a focus on health literacy. Many people have low health literacy, which means they have trouble understanding health information they get from health care providers, the news and media, and government. HLM worked with health care organizations, government agencies, and community-based organizations to improve access to good health information and offer opportunities to use such information to improve health outcomes.

In spring 2018, the Horowitz Center for Health Literacy will contact organizations interested in being a part of a newly-reinstated statewide health literacy coalition. If your organization is interested, please email us at healthliteracy@umd.edu if you would like us to follow up with you. If you are interested in keeping up with Center updates, join our mailing list!