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June 14, 2021

CHL Recognized with Two ClearMark Awards

The UAMS Center for Health Literacy (CHL) has won two more ClearMark Awards for their pneumococcal vaccine handout, which was created through a collaborative quality improvement project with UAMS Continuing Education and the College of Medicine. The Center for Plain Language presented the awards at their annual conference in May. The ClearMark Awards recognize outstanding…


July 11, 2019

UAMS CHL Honored with Second ClearMark Award

The UAMS Center for Health Literacy (CHL) has been honored with a ClearMark Award of Distinction in the Before and After: Print category from the Center for Plain Language for our Chemo Treatment Patient Guide. This guide was created in partnership with the clinical team at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute (Cancer Institute)….


June 17, 2019

UAMS CHL and Faculty from the UAMS College of Public Health Receive Funding from NNLM

The UAMS Center for Health Literacy received funding from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) to collaborate with faculty in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education in the UAMS College of Public Health. The team will develop and test a new health-literate patient tool designed to improve emotional wellness knowledge and…


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 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…


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…


January 5, 2017

Center for Health Literacy Announces New Staff

The UAMS Center for Health Literacy (CHL) is pleased to announce the addition of Alison Caballero, MPH, CHES, to our team as the director of strategic planning and new business development. In this role, Alison will lead our efforts to expand the CHL footprint through partnerships with others dedicated to improving health by addressing health…



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