Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition
Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition

Welcome to Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition

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PAHLC Fall Event

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Virtual Event - Register below:

This event will be held on Zoom through Mighty Networks. Make sure to RSVP to receive the Zoom link to join! You can use this link to register through Zoom. 

Health Literacy through the Lens of Trauma-Informed Healing

You're invited to our next virtual event, "Health Literacy through the Lens of Trauma-Informed Healing ," on October 17th! 

PAHLC’s Fall virtual event brings together folks from across Pennsylvania for an enlightening day of learning and discussion.

More information to come! 

The Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition

Addressing challenges related to healthy literacy is a priority in Pennsylvania. Health care providers, community organizations, regional coalitions, and many other stakeholders have long recognized the need to improve health communication in the Commonwealth. In 2014, growing interest in a statewide coalition led the Pennsylvania Department of Health to provide funding to establish the Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition (PAHLC). The Health Care Improvement Foundation serves as the lead organization for the PAHLC. Major PAHLC priorities to date include establishing strong cross-sector partnerships, empowering patients to access the health information they need to thrive, and influencing provider and system-level change to create a culture of health literacy. The ultimate goal of these activities is to improve health communication and ensure good health for all.  Please see our Resources page for more information on supporting patients and providers to address health literacy needs.

The Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition is an initiative of the Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF), funded by a Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH). Click here to read more about HCIF’s regional health literacy initiatives.