Published on 10/18/2023

Literacy Delaware Awarded Quality Insights 50th Anniversary Grant

WILMINGTON, Delaware – Literacy Delaware is proud to announce that it has been selected as one of the winners of Quality Insights' 50th anniversary grant program, which was created to support promising and innovative initiatives to improve health and healthcare quality.

Literacy Delaware’s grant focuses on developing a health literacy education program for dialysis patients and their families to close the health equity gap. The main goal of this program is to improve patients' understanding and management of their health by providing them with the skills and tools necessary to navigate their journey to improve their health outcomes.

Literacy Delaware was chosen among numerous applicants from across the nine states and territories where Quality Insights facilitates quality improvement initiatives. The organization will receive a grant of $19,996.90 to help fund its project titled Demystifying the Healthcare Journey.

 "We are deeply committed to improving health literacy, and it's an honor to support Literacy Delaware's innovative program aimed at demystifying the healthcare journey for dialysis patients and their families," said Quality Insights CEO Sven T. Berg, MD. "This project aligns seamlessly with our core values, bridging healthcare equity gaps and empowering patients to take control of their health outcomes.

“The beauty of this initiative lies not just in its immediate impact, but in its replicable model, allowing for scale and the integration of new program partners,” Berg added.  We're eager to see how this endeavor will better equip patients and their families to navigate the healthcare system effectively, making informed and empowering choices for their well-being."

Executive Director of Literacy Delaware Cynthia Shermeyer says, “The importance of health literacy cannot be overemphasized in today’s world. We are very excited to partner to develop and deliver a unique program for patients with chronic kidney disease.”

Literacy Delaware is excited to launch The ABC’s of Kidney Disease in October during Health Literacy Month.  The program will be offered on Sundays beginning October 29th at Christiana Care Christiana Hospital.

For more information about Literacy Delaware's healthcare quality improvement initiative, please contact Leslie McGowan at 302-658-5624 or For more information about Quality Insights' efforts to improve health and healthcare, visit 

About Literacy Delaware
Literacy Delaware assists adults to significantly improve their literacy skills to reach their goals of employment, parenting, and civic engagement. Adults with improved literacy skills make a profound impact financially, interpersonally, and educationally on the entire family. To learn more or volunteer visit