Atlantic General Hospital

About this Hero

Atlantic General Hospital, in partnership with Worcester County Public Schools and the Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy at the University of Maryland, decided to tackle health literacy at the grassroots level. Under motivated leadership from all partners, a pilot curriculum was developed that integrated health messages into coursework already used by second-grade teachers from an identified elementary school. Pre and post-testing of student learning on instructed elements of health literacy yielded a significant increase in students’ health literacy knowledge. This program is being expanded to include other grade levels in the 2014-2015 school year. Posted 2014.

Hero’s Affiliation

Health Literacy Project

Contact Name

Tracy Hunter, RN, BSN, MEd., Health Literacy Nurse Liaison

Contact Phone

410-726-1387

Contact Email

thunter@atlanticgeneral.org