Researchers at the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Colorado School of Public Health, are conducting a research project aimed at developing quality improvement measures assessing organizational health literacy (OHL). Are you working to enhance health literacy, or do you know an organization that is? See below for project details and how to get involved.

Project overview: The objective of this project is to identify and conduct preliminary validation testing of a set of quality measures that can be used to assess the health literacy environment of a health care organization and monitor progress made through implementation of OHL-related quality improvement activities. This effort will result in establishment of a set of OHL quality measures that reflects patient priorities, has expert support, and is recommended for formal psychometric testing.

 Project activities: As part of this project, we are seeking to interview approximately 25 health care organizations around the country that are doing work to enhance (1) patient understanding of health information, (2) patient navigation of the physical environment and of the health care system, and/or (3) patient engagement and self-management.  We would like to invite you to nominate health care one or more organizations in your region (or beyond) that you know to be actively engaged in implementing interventions addressing these 3 priority areas (self-nominations will be accepted).

To submit a nomination, please email by Wednesday, April 13th  with the following information:

  • Organization name
  • Organization location
  • Contact (name, email, and phone if available)
  • Brief description of the types of efforts in which the organization is engaged