- Healthy People
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- Advancing Health Literacy Project (AHL)
- AHL Grant Documents and Partners
AHL Grant Documents and Partners
The Master of Public Health (MPH) program at Bastyr University is excited to partner with the Snohomish County Health Department in its Advancing Health Literacy work. Given the MPH program’s strong focus on social justice and health equity, we are enthusiastic to collaborate with strong community partners in working towards a more equitable health environment for those residents of Snohomish County who have historically been vulnerable or marginalized. Through the collection and analysis of data on the health literacy needs in our County for both residents and providers, Bastyr’s MPH program supports grant partners in developing and implementing strategies to ensure that all Snohomish County residents have access to timely, reliable and trustworthy health information.
In keeping with our mission of Teaching | Learning | Community, Edmonds College is pleased to partner with the Snohomish County Health Department in advancing health literacy in Snohomish County.
LATINO EDUCATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE (LETI)
Health literacy has always been a key part of LETI’s mission to empower first and second-generation immigrants. A large number of the clients we serve arrive in the US with limited English skills and formal education. Providing them with the ability to gain information, education, and access to health care resources as well as the ability to provide a healthy lifestyle for their families is key to their success. We constantly fight the flood of misinformation and lack of trust that has been caused by generations of institutionalized racism. LETI is proud to partner with Snohomish County on this program to provide relevant and useful health information for the local Latino community in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. We look forward participating in this effort to increase health literacy in the underserved Latino community.
Sno-Isle Libraries is pleased to be a part of the coalition of community organizations, facilitated by the Snohomish County Health Department, that is guiding the Advancing Health Literacy project. The mission of Sno-Isle Libraries is to engage and inspire through equitable access to knowledge and resources, which fits well with the work of making health information more accessible and understandable for all residents of Snohomish County. Public libraries are trusted sources of accurate information on a range of topics, including health information, so it makes sense that we would be involved in this important effort. Sno-Isle libraries is a public library district serving over 800,000 residents across Island and Snohomish Counties at 23 libraries, a library on wheels, and online at sno-isle.org.