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Health Literacy Kentucky

Health Literacy Kentucky is a statewide coalition working for a healthier commonwealth through improved health literacy.

Limited health literacy affects us all and it will take all of us to effectively deal with these challenges.

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)

Health Literacy Kentucky hopes 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

Steering Committee

Emily Beauregard, MPH, Kentucky Voices for Health (Co-chair)
Jean Edward, PhD, RN, CHPE ,UK School of Nursing (Co-chair)
Liza Creel, PhD, MPH, UofL Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky
Liz Edghill, RN, BSN, BA Family Health Centers
Emily Chambers, UK AHEC
Heather Norman-Burgdorf, 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, Provider Representative

Kentucky Health Insurance Literacy Training Modules


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