Health Literacy Learning Collaborative

The EverThrive IL Health Reform Initiative is proud to announce the establishment of a statewide learning collaborative dedicated to improving health literacy in Illinois.

Building upon relationships strengthened in outreach and enrollment efforts, this collaborative seeks to bring together stakeholders to identify areas of health literacy need, promote strategies to empower consumers to interact with the health system in a meaningful way, and disseminate evidence-based health literacy resources.


 Check back here for upcoming events!





Those interested in the collaborative may include (but are not limited to):

  • community based organizations
  • health care providers
  • managed care organizations
  • health insurance carriers
  • academic leaders 
  • other public health stakeholders

Find more information and ways you can participate in the health literacy collaborative by contacting Alicia Siani, Policy Analyst.


Health Literacy Quick Facts

Information on the importance of health literacy, who is at risk, and how it can have an impact on a whole community, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.


Health Literacy research and interventions 

National Network of Libraries of Medicine



My Health My Voice - a Woman's Step-by-Step Guide to Using Health Insurance

A project of Raising Women's Voices for the Health Care We Need, Parsons The New School for Design, and the Ms. Foundation for Women

This step-by-step guide and workbook was created as a resource for newly insured women to understand and fully utilize all their insurance provides.



Health Literacy Toolkit for Assisters

This downloadable resource from Get Covered Illinois includes FAQs, a slidedeck for presentations, a glossary of health insurance literacy terms, and factsheets to share with consumers.

This factsheet is provided by Pfizer's Clear Health Communication Initiative





Health Literacy Tools Booklet

Provides tips to health care providers on how to develop accessible and readable materials, from the Illinois State Medical Society Alliance


Making Written Material Clear and Effective Toolkit 

This resouce from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provides a detailed and comprehensive set of tools to help make materials easier for consumers to read, understand, and use.







Friday, January 8, 2016