What is Health Literacy Maryland (HLM)?

Our Vision: Maryland will be a place where it is easy to find and use information and services for health and well-being.

Our Mission: Promoting health literacy in Maryland through educating a coalition of community leaders & mobilizing them into action within their jurisdictions.

HLM is a statewide and free membership coalition that brings together people and organizations to work on improving health literacy. Depending on the circumstances, anyone can experience low health literacy, which means they have trouble navigating health systems, communicating health needs, or understanding and using health information from health professionals, media, government agencies, and other sources. HLM works with any interested organization, such as healthcare providers, government agencies, and community-based organizations, to improve access to and use of good health information and offer opportunities to use such information to improve health outcomes.

In April 2018, the Horowitz Center for Health Literacy hosted a Health Literacy Huddle, bringing together organizations interested in being a part of a newly-reinstated statewide health literacy coalition. If you or your organization is interested, please email us at healthliteracy@umd.edu so we can follow up with you. If you are interested in keeping up with coalition updates, join our mailing list!

Previous Newsletters

Mar 1, 2019: Save the Date - Health Literacy Maryland Meeting

Feb 1, 2019: Programming Survey

Jan 3, 2019: Year in Review

Sept 26, 2018: Health Literacy in Action Conference, announcement 2

Aug 20, 2018: Health Literacy in Action Conference, announcement 1

Aug 7, 2018: August 2018 Update