UMD Researchers Lead Project on Boosting Health Literacy in Underserved Communities

University of Maryland researchers from the Horowitz Center for Health Literacy are leading a project, “Lifting All Voices,” to educate health workers and reduce language barriers for non-English speakers in Frederick, Maryland.

Leah Richey, the project coordinator, said the project intends to improve personal and organizational health literacy in communities. Over the last decade, Frederick has become more diverse, she said, which resulted in more community involvement and increased language barriers and health disparities.

The project partnered with the Asian American Center of Frederick, the Frederick County Health Department and the Health Care Coalition.

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