Kentucky Health Literacy for the Community

  • Congleton, Mary (PI)
  • Bryant, Jane (Former PI)

Grants and Contracts Details


This project, Kentucky Health Literacy for the Community (KHLC), will be administered by the University of Kentucky Medical Center Library as a collaborative effort with Health Literacy Kentucky (HLK), a coalition of more than 35 organizations dedicated to improving health literacy in Kentucky. The project will address the HLK mission of "a healthier Commonwealth through improved health literacy" via collaboration among its partner organizations. KHLC will offer the presentation Play to Win: You and Your Healthcare Team to community members across the state. Play to Win is an interactive program, designed to help average people communicate more effectively with all members of their health care team and through this to help create a more health literate population in Kentucky. The presentation was created, tested, and refined this past year by HLK volunteers. Play to Win, which is meant to be given in-person, will be offered to a wide variety of settings including senior centers, public libraries, adult education programs, in classes offered by Habitat for~Humanity for their clientele, at homemaker groups, etc. In order to achieve a wide dissemination of the program, we will create Regional Centers and utilize a "train-trainers" model in four key regions of the state. Each of the designated Regional Centers will be responsible for hosting the training materials (equipment. props, handouts) and scheduling the training sessions in their areas. This will proactively cover a minimum of 17 counties, with training being offered in other counties as requested and as potential trainers come forward. Train-trainers sessions will be offered in each Region as well as at the March 2012 Kentucky Health Literacy Summit. We already have a pool of over 25 people who have expressed interest in becoming trainers. The evaluation component of the program will include immediate evaluations by participants of each of the Play to Win sessions; 3-4 month follow-up evaluations of participants who choose to share contact information; and evaluation of each session from the trainer's point of view. Because we feel that the post-session follow-up will provide key information as to the success of the program, we will provide incentives to participants to provide follow-up contact information. 2
Effective start/end date10/1/118/31/12


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