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Health Literacy

Many Mid-Shore residents have difficulty finding, understanding, and using information and services to inform health-related decisions and actions for themselves and others. Research shows that people with low health literacy have increased hospitalization rates, develop more diseases, and experience higher mortality. The Coalition views health literacy as a central component to health improvement efforts and is addressing communication barriers through collaborations between public health, clinical and social service agencies.

Read the 2024 finding and recommendations report for improving health outcomes for pregnant Latina women within the mid-shore region through health literacy.

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