Partner Profile: James Plumb, MD, MPH

In 2010, Dr. James Plumb approached HCIF with an opportunity: a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health to address cardiovascular health communication in older adults in Southeastern Pennsylvania. At the time, HCIF had not considered health literacy in our...

Health Literacy: A Key Tool in Your Equity Toolbox

The events of the past year have highlighted the inequities that many Americans face, in both health and civil rights. In response, organizations and individuals across the country are looking to uproot the deeply entrenched racism that has given rise to such...

Perspective: To Assess or Not to Assess? That Is the Question

One of the most commonly asked questions at health literacy training sessions is, “How can I tell if my patient has low health literacy?” The question of assessing health literacy, at the individual or population level, is often discussed on message boards and at...
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