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Dissemination Audiences for Rural Health Literacy Programs

Before sharing information about a health literacy program, it is important to identify dissemination audiences. Knowing the audience can help ensure the information shared is both meaningful and impactful. Audiences may include individual community members, partners, and collaborators who have an interest in enhancing health literacy in rural communities.

Potential dissemination audiences for health literacy programs include:

  • Healthcare providers and consumers
  • Hospital and public health associations
  • Health literacy workgroups
  • Libraries
  • Schools
  • State and county extension offices
  • Health literacy researchers
  • Policymakers
  • Health departments
  • Local, state, and federal government agencies
  • Partners, local organizations, and businesses that share common goals to improve health literacy
  • Potential funders

For a general list of key audiences for disseminating information about rural health programs, see Methods of Dissemination in the Rural Community Health Toolkit.

Resources to Learn More

Health Literacy Activities by State
Presents a list by state of health literacy activities, coalitions, and partnerships that align with the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy.
Organization(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Health Literacy Organizations and Committees
Provides a list of federal government and international agency websites with a focus on health literacy and includes websites of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that offer resources on health literacy.
Organization(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Health Literacy Resources: Tools
Provides resources about health literacy and related guides on how to engage specific audiences including older adults, families, hospitals, health centers, and pharmacies.
Organization(s): University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library