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Advancing Health Literacy COVID-19 Grants—A Policy Opportunity for Health Literacy?
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Creating a Statewide Diabetes Prevention Culture with a Health Literacy Lens
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Cynthia Baur, Ph.D., is Director of the Horowitz Center for Health Literacy, University of Maryland School of Public Health. Dr. Baur has been a national leader in health communication and health literacy for more than 20 years. Prior to directing the Horowitz Center, she led CDC's health literacy and plain language work and was the health communication lead in the federal Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. She was the lead editor of the U.S. National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy and drafted the original health communication objectives for Healthy People 2010 and 2020. With Dr. Christine Prue, Dr. Baur co-created the CDC Clear Communication Index, a set of research-based health literacy criteria for public health communication.