Wellness Made Easy

Maryland Statewide Health Literacy Resources

Healthreach

Phone: 301-496-1131

General Information: nlm-support@nlm.nih.gov

Find multilingual, multicultural health information and patient education materials about health conditions and wellness topics. Learn about diseases, causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

Priority Partners, Community Health Advocate Program

Phone: 410-582-2604

Ellen Willinghan – EWillinghan@jhhc.com

Community Health Advocate Program offers no cost health Education brought to your group, in person or via webinar.

The Maryland Health Care Commission

Phone: Toll Free: 1 (877) 245-1762   TTY Number: 1-800-735-2258

Website: https://mhcc.maryland.gov/

The Maryland Health Care Commission is an independent regulatory agency whose mission is to plan for health system needs, promote informed decision-making, increase accountability, and improve access in a rapidly changing health care environment by providing timely and accurate information on availability, cost, and quality of services to policy makers, purchasers, providers and the public.

The Commission’s vision for Maryland is to ensure that informed consumers hold the health care system accountable and have access to affordable and appropriate health care services through programs that serve as models for the nation.

Maryland Department of Health, Behavioral Health Administration

TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR

Website: https://beforeitstoolate.maryland.gov/talktoyourdoctor/

Every patient or advocate should ask questions whenever being prescribed an opioid. Prescription opioids may not be right for everyone. Asking questions is important for your health when your doctor, dentist, or other health care professional prescribes you an opioid, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine, or morphine. Visit this website for questions you should ask to take control of your health.

University of Maryland

Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy

Address: 4200 Valley Drive, Suite 2242, College Park, MD 20742

Phone: 301 405-8397

Website: https://sph.umd.edu/center/hchl

The Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy:

  • Conducts interdisciplinary research in health communication and health literacy
  • Translates research findings into education, recommendations, policy proposals, and community action

The Center for Health Literacy is part of the Dean’s Office of the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health. We envision Maryland and the Nation being a place where everyone can find and use health information and services for health and wellbeing.

Maryland 211

Phone Number: 211

211 is a statewide listing of resources and services for various needs. Put your zipcode in the search to find help in your community or CALL OR TEXT YOUR ZIPCODE TO 898-211.

24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK, IN OVER 180 LANGUAGES

Website: https://211md.org/