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Health Literacy is “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, communicate, process, and understand health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.” (Affordable Care Act, 2010)

Tools & Resources

Kentucky Health Insurance Literacy Training Modules

Tools for Teaching

These materials have been developed and used by Health Literacy Kentucky members over the past several years. We encourage you to adapt and use them with community and professionals in your area! We’d love to know about updates you make and audiences that you reach. Each button links to a .zip file with all the materials for each toolset.

About Us

Health Literacy Kentucky (HLK) is a statewide coalition working for a healthier commonwealth through improved health literacy. We are a group of advocates, health care professionals, and academic partners who have been volunteering and promoting health literacy initiatives together since 2009.

Health Literacy Kentucky works to:

  • Encourage cross-discipline partnerships for health literacy programs across the state
  • Raise awareness of the issues related to health literacy in communities across the state
  • Provide training for healthcare professionals and healthcare systems
  • Foster the development of ongoing health literacy research in Kentucky
  • Share Kentucky-specific health literacy challenges, interventions, successes, and failures

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Steering Committee

Heather Norman-Burgdolf, PhD
UK Cooperative Extension

Jim Ballard, EdD, MS,
UK Center for Interprofessional Health Education

Craig Martin, PharmD, MBA
UK College of Pharmacy

Brent Wright, MD
Provider Representative

David Susman, PhD
UK Department of Psychology


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