The resources on this page contribute to improving oral health and health literacy.
Accelerating Oral and General Health for All through Health Literacy
A Symposium and Tribute to Dr. Alice M. Horowitz
The Center hosted an oral health and health literacy symposium, Accelerating Oral and General Health for All through Health Literacy. This event highlighted the career and contributions of Dr. Alice M. Horowitz in the emergence and growth of oral health as a focal area within the health literacy field and set a course for continued action. Speakers addressed oral health and health literacy research, practice, and policy that have developed during the prior 20 years, highlighted contributions to and needs for Maryland and the region, and considered the importance of oral health and general health integration as a health literacy and public health issue. The symposium concluded with a look at future issues and opportunities to advance oral health through health literacy and the role of the Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy. The event was held on October 16th, 2022.
Reflections to Inform the Future of Oral Health Literacy: Presenter Panel Slides
Dr. Cynthia Baur
The Expanding Scope of Health Literacy and State and National Recognition
Dr. Rima Rudd
Learning from Oral Health Literacy, an essential component of Health Literacy
Dr. Harry Goodman
Creating a Strong Foundation for Oral Health Literacy: The Maryland State Model
Dr. Debony Hughes
Building on a Strong Foundation: Moving Oral Health Literacy Forward in Maryland
Oral Health Literacy: How Diseases of the Mouth Affect Overall Health
Health Literacy Out Loud | November 1, 2022
Helen Osborne, host of the Health Literacy Out Loud podcast, interviewed Dr. Alice Horowitz about oral health literacy. They discussed the linkages between oral health and overall health and the importance of considering the mouth and body as a whole unit. Dr. Horowitz emphasized how dental care providers need to communicate clearly about how to prevent cavities and gum disease.
Dr. Horowitz also discussed her work on educating new parents on caring for their babies' gums. See the resources below for videos produced as part of this work.
Oral Health and Health Literacy Resources
The overlap between oral health and health literacy was a major focus and devotion of Dr. Alice Horowitz, the Center's founder, who contributed to the development of these resources.
The following poster showcases results from multiple research studies that Dr. Horowitz and colleagues have completed on oral health and health literacy with the goal of building knowledge and understanding to increase health literacy.