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 email@example.com so we can follow up with you. If you are interested in keeping up with coalition updates, join our mailing list!
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March 26 - White Plains, Maryland (Charles County)
June 17 - Cumberland, Maryland (Allegany County)
September 16 - Cockeysville, Maryland (Baltimore County)
December 12 - Salisbury, Maryland (Wicomico County)
Jan 30, 2020: Health literate organizations use health literacy strategies in oral communication
Jan 16, 2020: FREE Health Literacy Training - Always Use Teach-Back!
Nov 25, 2019: Health literate organizations address health literacy in high-risk situations
Nov 14, 2019: Health literate organizations make it easy to find information and services
Oct 31, 2019: Health literate organizations prepare the workforce to address health literacy
Oct 17, 2019: Health literate organizations integrate health literacy into all activities
Oct 1, 2019: Health literate organizations have leadership buy in
Sept 25, 2019: Health Literacy in Action Conference - register today!
Sept 18, 2019: Check out the HLiA conference detailed agenda!
Sept 10, 2019: RSVP for Health Literacy Maryland Meeting
Sept 5, 2019: This toolkit assumes everyone may have difficulty comprehending health information
Aug 23, 2019: Use this tool to figure how "health literacy friendly" your materials are
Aug 8, 2019: Learn how to write clearly for your audience
July 8, 2019: Join us on social media!
June 20, 2019: Register for the 2019 Health Literacy in Action Conference
May 29, 2019: RSVP for Health Literacy Maryland Meeting
May 9, 2019: Health Literacy & Equity Blog - Oral Health
Apr 29, 2019: Health Literacy & Equity Blog - New Posts
Apr 5, 2019: Health Literacy & Equity Blog - Introduction
Mar 6, 2019: #GivingDayUMD 2019
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