News & Updates
2022 Wisconsin Health Literacy Event Recap
Hillary Holes, CHES, Director, Health Equity at Healthcare Council of Western Pennsylvania (HCWP), and PAHLC team member attended the 2022 Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit in early April. We asked Hillary to share some of the most impactful moments of her conference...
From Awareness to Action: Advancing Health Equity Through Health Literacy
October is Health Literacy Month! It is the perfect time to reflect on the role that health communication plays in promoting healthy behaviors. Not communicating well can lead to high use of crisis care, lesser use of preventive care, and overall poorer health....
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...
May 2023: All About Organizational Health Literacy!
March 2023: Health Literacy 2023: Annual Event, Online Training & More
November 2022: Celebrating Health Literacy: Events, Takeaways, and more
August 2022: Raising Our Voices: Patient Stories, Community Health, and Language Access
April 2022: PAHLC Champion’s Network and 2022 Summit
February 2022: Health Literacy Universal Precautions
December 2021: Our Shared Vision for 2022
October 2021: Happy Health Literacy Month!
July 2021: Elevating Immigrant and Refugee Experiences
April 2021: The Health Equity Edition
March 2021: Spring Cleaning – Have You Reviewed Your Health Education Materials
January 2021: A New Year for the Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition
December 2020: Updates from the Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition