To promote health literacy, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has granted SHD with funds to improve health literacy internally within the organization and externally with community partners and stakeholders. The goal of this project is to decrease health disparities related to COVID-19 information by advancing individual and organizational health literacy. We intend to do this through:
- The assessment of current COVID-19 health information and materials,
- The development and dissemination of more culturally and linguistically inclusive COVID-19 materials and education,
- The training of health care providers on health literacy best practices, and
- The inclusion of community member input throughout every stage of the Advancing Health Literacy Project.