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The Anchorage Health Literacy Collaborative

Read about TAHLC in UAA's Green and Gold News published May 2016.

You can listen to Helen Osborne's Health Literacy Out Loud podcast with Barry Weiss at In this 20 minute podcast, hear about the timely and important topic of Health Literacy Screening Tools.

Learn more about the links between inequality and health on the interactive website, presented by the National Minority Consortia of Public Television.


Thanks to all who participated in the August 6, 2014 Summer Seminar in Health Literacy with Helen Osborne and Dr. Barry Weiss and several local experts active in health literacy with elders,  immigrants and refugees, people who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Check out this article about health literacy and the event by following this link:

About The Anchorage Health Literacy Collaborative

The goal of The Anchorage Health Literacy Collaborative, TAHLC, is to improve health literacy in underserved populations by building partnerships across the community among the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to provide opportunities that address wellness and quality of life for all residents.

Partners include:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Health Sciences,
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service,
  • Providence Hospital Community Outreach Coordinator,
  • Providence Cancer Center,
  • Providence Parish Nurses,
  • Dr. Barry Weiss, University of Arizona Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine,
  • Anchorage YWCA Women’s Health trainers, and
  • Alaska Literacy Program. 

We are continually looking for additional partners to join our award-winning program. TAHLC is an affiiate member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

TAHLC Peer Language Navigators

In 2013, TAHLC won 2 national program awards from Commission on Adult Basic Education and Institute for Healthcare Advancement.


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