Partner Profile: Rickie Brawer, PhD, MPH, MCHES

Dr. Rickie Brawer has been intimately involved with the founding, development, and leadership of the Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition (PAHLC) since our inception in 2010. She is one of the original authors of the initial grant application to establish a regional...

Partner Profile: Najja R. Orr, MBA

In recognition of Healthy Aging Month, the Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition would like to highlight the President and CEO of Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), Mr. Najja R. Orr, MBA. Healthy Aging Month is an opportunity to promote the positive aspects of...

Partner Profile: Global Wordsmiths’ Medical Interpreters

Medical interpreters facilitate communication between patients from communities who speak languages other than English and their health care providers. Because of the growing number of patients who speak languages other than English in the U.S., the need for medical...

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...
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