In It Together Health Literacy Project

In It Together Health Literacy Project

In It Together logosThe In It Together Health Literacy Project is a training initiative designed to help health professionals incorporate health literacy approaches and strategies into the services they provide, with the goal of improving engagement and retention in HIV care and treatment.

 Visit the In It Together microsite to request a training and access the curriculum and materials

In It Together trains community members from communities highly affected by HIV to become health literacy trainers. Community members participate in an online health literacy Training-of-Trainers. Then, the In It Together trainers provide in-person training to individual health professionals and health care organizations that serve people living with HIV.

There are two In It Together training initiatives:

  • Improving Health Literacy for All: Designed for health professionals serving a diverse spectrum of people living with HIV

  • Improving Health Literacy for Black MSM: Designed for health professionals serving Black/African American men who have sex with men (MSM)

TA and Training Services

Through this project, 100 trainers from 34 communities are providing tailored health literacy training to local health professionals and organizations. Trainings are designed to help health professionals apply health literate approaches and provide health literate services that help clients living with HIV obtain, process, and understand health information and services. Print materials are also available. The project’s print materials are designed to initiate health literate conversations between and among health professionals and people living with HIV.

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) is implementing this project under contract #U69HA30143 with the Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Contact

Michelle Vatalaro
In It Together Health Literacy Lead
[email protected]