This fund provides financial support for students for international trips to assess health disparities affecting communities around the world and to create sustainable interventions to address these disparities.
Be a part of improving health in the U.S.! Limited health literacy is a society-wide problem in every country in the world, and the UMD Horowitz Center for Health Literacy is researching and testing ways to increase health literacy.
Your financial support allows us to inform, educate, research, and advocate about the importance of clearly communicating about health. No one benefits – not individuals, communities, or society at large – when people are unaware, confused, or misinformed about health. The negative consequences of ignoring health literacy are enormous: a less healthy society and a more costly healthcare system.
The general operating fund pays for the day-to-day operations, including research-to- action projects, student trainees, community outreach activities, and professional development opportunities for health workers in the field.