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Health Literacy. Thomas Adams Program Officer Missouri Foundation for Health August 23, 2011. Demonstration Projects. Demonstration projects were used to: test innovative programs and services to increase health literacy .

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Health literacy

Health Literacy

Thomas Adams

Program Officer

Missouri Foundation for Health

August 23, 2011


Demonstration projects
Demonstration Projects

Demonstration projects were used to:

  • test innovative programs and services to increase health literacy.

  • empower community organizations to develop innovative health literacy models or practices that may evolve into larger-scale interventions.


Background
Background

  • Test innovative projects & services to increase health literacy among MFH service population.

  • Community based with intent to provide local access to health literate services.

  • Research and encourage evidence based and promising practices aimed toward MFH’s target population

  • Achieve a healthier Missouri and reduce health care costs


Results of the demos
Results of the Demos

  • Tool kit creation

  • Readiness scale for FQHCs

  • Health literacy library in house

  • Health literacy to communities of color:

    • Hispanic

    • Bosnian

    • Chinese


Results of the demos1
Results of the Demos

  • Mental Health First Aid

  • A health literate curriculum for pharmacy students

  • Block Unit Model Health Liaisons

  • Environmental assessments


What s next
What’s Next?

  • MFH team in conjunction with the external evaluators will determine results of the demonstration projects.

  • Emerging promising practices or emerging practices will be incorporated into MFH when appropriate.


What s next1
What’s Next?

  • These practices will also be distributed to Health Literacy Missouri for incorporation into their outreach efforts in Missouri.

  • MFH will incorporate health literacy principles into levels of operations.


Contact information
Contact Information

Thomas Adams

Program Officer

Missouri Foundation For Health

[email protected]

314.345.5534


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