News & Updates
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...
Finding Your Med Legs: Navigating the Waters of Medical School
First-generation, low-income (FGLI) students are underrepresented in medicine across all institutions. It can be very difficult for FGLI students to find resources, navigate the medical school application process, and feel supported as they complete their medical...
Numeracy Best Practices: How to Make Numbers Clear
When developing health materials, we sometimes concentrate on language and reading level while overlooking the clarity and usefulness of numbers. The reader’s ability to understand the meaning of the numbers being presented to them is critical to their ability to...
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...
Join the Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition for Our 2020 Webinar Series
The Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition announces our first virtual event! Please join us for weekly webinars on a variety of health literacy topics chosen to provide insights into emerging issues relevant to current health communication needs. Below you can read...
Healthy NewsWorks Helps Students Make Sense of the Virus
Finding ways to understand and process health information during the novel coronavirus pandemic is hard for everyone, but it can be especially overwhelming for children. Healthy NewsWorks (HNW) is an organization that aims to empower elementary and middle school...
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