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August 1, 2017

CHL Receives Donation to Implement the How to Talk to Your Doctor Program

The Center for Health Literacy recently received a donation from BHP to facilitate implementation of the How to Talk to Your Doctor (HTTTYD) program and develop, test, and facilitate implementation of a companion program for parents—How to Talk to Your Child’s Doctor. Project activities will start in June and will continue for two years. Activities…


CHL Welcomes Chris Trudeau to the Team

We are excited to announce the addition of Christopher Trudeau to the CHL team. Chris comes from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he served as faculty for 13 years and carved out a niche as one of the only health literacy lawyers in the country. Chris has a dual appointment at…


June 30, 2017

New Director of Programs and Services

We are pleased to announce that Alison Caballero, MPH, CHES, will be assuming the role of director of programs and services effective July 1.  Alison has made a significant and positive impact on CHL since January in her previous role as director of strategy and new business. Under Alison’s leadership, CHL nearly doubled annual external…


June 19, 2017

UAMS CHL and UAMS Library Receive Funding to Help Patients with Online Health Information

The UAMS Center for Health Literacy and UAMS health sciences libraries received funding from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) to develop and test a new health-literate patient tool. The new tool, How to Find Out About Your Health HANDbook, will be developed using health literacy best practices and expertise from library and…


May 30, 2017

Newly Funded Project Aims to Improve Patient-Provider Communication at the 12th Street Clinic

The Cardinal Health Foundation has awarded funding to the CHL for a new project designed to increase patient engagement and help address health disparities related to health literacy. The aim of this project is to implement the How to Talk to Your Doctor (HTTTYD) program in both English and Spanish and improve existing patient education…


May 23, 2017

CHL’s First ClearMark Award

May 9th, the CHL team traveled to Washington, DC, to accept a ClearMark Award of Distinction from the Center for Plain Language for How to Talk to Your Doctor HANDbook – Spanish. At the awards ceremony, we were also honored with the Spanish Grand ClearMark Award, the highest honor for all 2017 Spanish nominations. The…


May 17, 2017

New Affiliate Faculty Join CHL Research Efforts

Thirteen new affiliate faculty members join CHL research efforts. The new faculty comes from five different institutions including UAMS Colleges of Medicine, Public Health, and Pharmacy; UAMS IRB Office; UAMS Biomedical Informatics; University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Louisiana State University; Northwestern University; and Oregon Health and Sciences University. We look forward to building research…


April 18, 2017

#RuralHealthChat: Rural Health Literacy – April 27, 2017

People in rural areas are often facing an uphill battle when it comes to their health, and one of the most important but least understood challenges is health literacy. Health literacy is the ability of a patient to understand medical information that is presented to them. Sometimes this is focused on the patient’s individual comprehensive…


April 17, 2017

CHL Research Associate Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to Latrina Prince, CHL research associate, completed her doctoral degree by defending her dissertation. Her dissertation titled, “Assessing Organizational Health Literacy at an Academic Health Center” set out to assess organizational health literacy practices at an academic health center using criteria found in the “Ten Attributes of a Health Literate Healthcare Organization.”  We are…


March 27, 2017

Director of Programs and Services Completes Doctoral Studies

We are so proud of Tina Moore, director of programs and services, on her newly completed doctoral degree. She focused her dissertation on health numeracy and communicating risk to patients and examined risk literacy and attitudes toward statistics of first year medical students. Her research was an initial needs assessment of prerequisite skills related to…



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