Cultivating Health Literacy at the State and National Levels

Source: 
Grantmakers in Health

Date

2008

Case Study Sector

Health
Management

In 2006 the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) applied a health literacy filter to its previous four years of grantmaking and found a significant number of grantees whose programs included health literacy-related issues. This was not surprising given that the foundation’s grantmaking targets Missouri’s uninsured, underinsured, and underserved, which as a group has lower health literacy not only in Missouri but also across the United States. Shortly thereafter, MFH’s Board of Directors formally established the Missouri Health Literacy Enhancement (MHLE) program and committed five years of funding.

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Keyword

  • Strategy

Region

  • Northern America

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