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The Horowitz Center participates in and leads a variety of research and service projects on a wide range of topics. Learn more about our projects!

Project Topic Areas

Pandemic Communication Activities and Products

The Center is an active voice in COVID-19 communication. Through projects and presentations, we emphasize the importance of health literacy and clear risk communication. We also take on one of today's grand challenges through our work on the interdisciplinary Pandemic Preparedness Initiative.


The prevention and management of diabetes pose many health literacy challenges and the Center has ongoing projects aimed at addressing these challenges.

Digital Health Literacy

Digital technologies are vital platforms and tools for people to find and use health information and services. The Center identifies digital health research and teaching as a top priority.   

Featured Project: HealthyMe / MiSalud Smartphone App

This app assists in finding and receiving personalized health information.

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Health Departments and Community Coalitions

The Center's philosophy is that health literacy is best developed within communities, and we support community health literacy in multiple ways.

Health Literacy in Action Conference

The Horowitz Center and the Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) co-sponsor an annual Health Literacy in Action (HLiA) Conference for health literacy professionals and newcomers. The purpose of the conference is to connect ongoing health literacy research, policy, and practice.

Featured Project: 5th Annual HLiA Conference

The 5th annual HLiA conference was held in October of 2022. 

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Oral Health and Health Literacy

The Center publishes resources on oral health hygiene in plain language and supports research on oral health and health literacy.

Featured Project: Lifting All Voices for Health Literacy

Based in Frederick, MD, this collaborative project seeks to improve access to culturally and linguistically appropriate COVID-19 information. 

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