MCD Inc.


Health Literacy

MCD Public Health provided staffing support (Health Literacy Coordinator) to the Maine CDC Office of Health Equity for assessing the current state of Health Literacy and Health Communication in the Office of Health Equity and the Maine CDC overall. This work included developing a Health Literacy plan and providing implementation support. The Health Literacy Coordinator was responsible for monitoring and compiling trends of agency usage of interpreter services, evaluating interpreter services, establishing new protocols, and providing opportunities for staff training in procedures for plain-language review of written communications. This project ran from January 1, 2014 to October 2015.

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Region Served: Maine - Statewide

Focus Areas: Health literacy, health communication, cultural competency, data collection

Tools: Trainings, technical support, quality improvement, monitoring, evaluation, policy analysis, policy development, data collection

Funders: US Federal Block Grant

Partners: Maine CDC Office of Health Equity, Public Health Accreditation, University of New England.

Contact: Joseph Robinson, MPH, Project Manager -, 207-622-7566 x 232

Address: MCD Public Health, 11 Parkwood Dr., Augusta, ME 04330