2018 was an action-packed year for the Horowitz Center for Health Literacy! Here are some highlights:

We sponsored the Health Literacy Huddle, Health Literacy Maryland, and the inaugural Health Literacy in Action conference! Other activities at the School of Public Health include guest lectures, student mentorship, and new student recruitment. 

Emerging Voices of Health Literacy Research

In this speaker series, School of Public Health faculty and graduate students shared their health literacy research with undergraduate and graduate students to get them excited about integrating health literacy into their future work. 

Voices of Health Literacy

Voices of Health Literacy is the Center's multimedia project to feature UMD students, faculty, and staff perspectives on and experiences with health information, communication, and services. The Center's communications intern, Maris Medina, interviewed students on campus — encompassing different backgrounds and majors — about how health literacy affects their lives. The first phase of the project focuses on students and will expand to faculty and staff in the near future.

Public Health Research Day 

Dr. Cynthia Baur chaired a panel on Health and Science Literacy for Trust-building with the Public at UMD's annual Public Health Research Day 2018.  


We presented to Students Engaged in Public Health, a student organization, about using the Clear Communication Index to develop materials for a future project. 

Funded Projects

  • The Horowitz Center received funding from the National Library of Medicine to build a smartphone app for disease prevention and health promotion.
  • We also received funding from the Prince George's County Health Department to collaborate on the CDC-funded Southern Maryland Chronic Disease Prevention Program.


Check out our Health Literacy Maryland 2018 Review for more activities. We expect 2019 to be equally exciting and action-packed!