Community Organizations

Community organizations can be effective collaborators on health literacy initiatives. They contribute to the well-being of community members by providing residents with

  • Health information and services
  • Education, including adult literacy and English-language instruction
  • Social support and services

Consult the resources on this page when working with community organizations to provide health information and services and to evaluate local communication needs. The resources may also help other people and organizations identify common interests and opportunities to work with community groups on projects that use health literacy best practices.

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Adult Literacy

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Collaborations with community organizations can improve the well-being of community members

  • Literacy Assistance Centerexternal icon – Training and curriculum development support for adult basic education practitioners in community-based organizations, libraries, community colleges, and public school systems
  • Connecting Practice, Policy & Researchexternal icon (National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy) – Research, policy, and practice highlighting adult literacy’s connections to health, employment, and post-secondary education

Cross-cutting Resources

For more information, please review the complete text of Goals 4 and 5pdf iconexternal icon in Section 3 of the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy.


Page last reviewed: April 4, 2022