UPDATE: In response to needs of member organizations to focus on pressing issues related to COVID-19, our JUNE meeting is CANCELLED.

As usual, we will not hold a July meeting.  We encourage you to join us for a virtual meeting on Wednesday, August 5th from 10:30am - 12:00noon where we will check-in with health literacy efforts across the state and plan for our October campaign messaging. If you are interested in joining our virtual meeting, please email chair, Alisha Odhiambo at alisha.odhiambo@bluecrossmn.com and a link will be sent to you.

 

We encourage all to keep up-to-date with the latest news and information from the Minnesota Department of Health at the link below:

https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html

 

Please also visit the Multilingual Health Resource Exchange for materials to support clear communication and translated health information related to COVID-19. Click link below to access information and resources.

http://s723422145.onlinehome.us/cross-cultural-tip/

 

Introducing this year’s Health Literacy Month campaign

The Minnesota Health Literacy Partnership is excited to launch this year’s campaign for Health Literacy Month! The theme for the campaign is health literacy and health equity. 

Health equity is about removing unfair differences in health status or health resources between groups of people- whether they are divided based on education, age, race, language or socioeconomic status.

Health literacy and health equity are closely linked. In fact, you can think of health literacy as the foundation to achieve health equity.

Most people are impacted by limited health literacy. But, populations most likely to experience low health literacy are also most likely to experience health disparities. This year’s campaign is about connecting these dots and providing you with helpful statistics and resources to help you achieve your health equity goals. We encourage you to check out our campaign materials here

The October edition of In the Know: Health literacy news and best practices is also available. This e-newslette covers the campaign as well as how a local organization invested in language and cultural resources.  Click here or on the icon below to access this latest edition!