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Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS) has issued a $139,507 grant to Health Literacy Media (HLM). The grant is funded by the Missouri Department of Social Services.

HLM will use the funds to help the Missouri Family Support Division (FSD) ensure that their information is clear, understandable, and tailored to Missouri families that may be eligible for FSD services such as Medicaid and Food Stamp benefits.

HLM will conduct plain language reviews and create print and digital materials, including forms, letters, and videos. HLM will also train FSD staff on best practices for creating clear materials.

In addition to funding, ARCHS annually provides 16,000 hours of strategic evaluation, technical assistance, and professional development support to enhance the quality and delivery of programs that focus on early childhood and parenting, school age, and family support initiatives.

HLM is a St. Louis-based nonprofit communications firm that specializes in clear health communications. Founded in 2009, HLM partners with health care providers, advocates, and organizations that want people to feel better, systems to work and flow better, and materials to make more sense. By integrating evidence-based health literacy principles, HLM develops customized communications and education that help its partner organizations best serve people with diverse levels of health literacy. When health information and services are more accessible, more people can make good health decisions every day. Find them at Healthliteracy.media.