Minnesota Health Literacy Partnership Blog ~ Research

White House invests in new health literacy program

Racial and ethnic minority populations experience health disparities. This includes higher rates of COVID-19 cases and death.

We know that health literacy is a powerful tool to bring greater health equity. That is why we are excited to see the White House invest in a new health literacy grant program.

This spring, Vice President Harris announced a $250 million grant program focused on boosting health literacy. It will help ensure underserved communities have accurate information about COVID-19 and vaccines.

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Ensuring a healthy future with health literacy

Since 1980, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy People initiative has set measurable objectives to improve the health and well-being of people across the country.
This year, the initiative launched Healthy People 2030. It lays out datadriven national objectives needed to improve peoples’ health over the next decade.

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Health literacy training is important for people of all ages

Learning how to maintain good health and understand the health care system can – and should – start early in life and continue throughout.

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Health Literacy for Seniors: Sharing our Success!

The Health Literacy Program for Minnesota Seniors (HeLP MN Seniors) hosted a wonderful celebration yesterday at Boutwells Landing Senior Living in Oak Park Heights, MN.  Attendees at the event represented public health, health care, health literacy, medical library, and health education leaders, as well as participants from the pilot workshops.  The HeLP MN Seniors team provided an overview of the program and also some demonstrations of workshop highlights.

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