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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
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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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