Advancing Health Literacy

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Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that blanket approaches to healthcare are largely ineffective in reaching vulnerable populations. The pandemic’s unpredictility requires healthcare workers to act effectively with the tools they already have at hand. Health Literacy is one of those tools.

The City of Milwaukee Office of African American Affairs and The Milwaukee Advancing Health Literacy (AHL) Partnership* is offering free training in health literacy best practices, racial equity, and public health communication strategies. These trainings are for health care providers who serve vulnerable populations and emphasize Health People 2030 goals of checking understanding, involving the patient in decision-making, and building communication skills.

Community Survey - We Need Your Input!

The City of Milwaukee Office of African American Affairs (OAAA) addresses health and social priorities based on knowledge and data driven objectives to improve community well being. One health issue is that of health literacy or the degree in which you can find, understand, and use information to better your health.

We invite you to complete this survey to understand your health care concerns. It should take no more than 5-7 minutes to complete. The survey is completely anonymous and the data collected will be used for program development in the improvement of health literacy.

For questions please call the OAAA – City of Milwaukee Health Literacy Project staff at 414-286-0222.

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New session dates added for Fall 2022!

Attend as many of the trainings as you wish. Attending all modules is preferable to maximize learning. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 


Below are the Zoom registration links for each of the training modules:

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Training 1: Dignity & Communication

Thursday, October 6 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

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Training 2: Cultures, Values, Beliefs

Thursday, October 20 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

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Training 3: Racism As A Public Health Crisis

Thursday, November 3 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

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Training 4: Restorative Justice in Healthcare

Thursday, November 17 from 5:30-7 p.m.

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Training 5: Interdependence & Accountability

Thursday, December 1 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Reasonable accommodations provided for persons with disabilities upon request. Call 414-286-3475 or email [email protected].

*The Milwaukee AHL Partnership is the coalition of community agency partners formed via the Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19 grant initiative awarded by the Office of Minority Health on July 2021.

This is supported by the Office of Minority Health (OMH) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by OMH, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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