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Health Literacy Ministry
Serving St. Louis City & County


BJH Hometown Hero

On January 13, 2020 Leila Hightower was recognized at the Blues Hockey game as a BJH Hometown Hero for her work and dedication to the community through her organization Health Literacy Ministry.

Leila Hightower

I am humbled and honored to receive the recognition of Hometown Hero this evening from BJH. I would like to thank Rhonda who nominated me for the work we do in the community. I give God all the praise for this accomplishment. I thank you all for all the well wishes, support and encouragement. Thank you to Health Literacy Ministry's Board members and volunteers who continue to support the mission of educating seniors to take control of their health. Thank you to BJH Foundation for partnering with us to provide the free services which also includes providing free blood pressure machines.We were blessed to conduct over 1,500 blood pressure screenings last year and I did not do it alone. Thank you again and may God bless each and every one of you.

St. Louis Celebrity Seniors, Inc.
Helping Hand Services, Inc.
In Health Care
April 27, 2019


I would like to say thank you for all of the support provided to Health Literacy Ministry since 2012 to present. This award belongs to everyone who has supported our organization. I would like to thank the nurses, community health workers, peer supporters, social worker, dietitian, respiratory therapist, administrative assistant, data analyst, financial officer, accountant and business consultant for all of your work to further the mission of HLM. HLM would also like to thank those who have made monetary donations. A special thanks to Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation, St. Louis Philanthropic Organization and Ameren Missouri for believing in our mission and vision by providing funding to provide the free equipment and assistance needed for seniors to take control of their health by being more proactive and less reactive. God bless


Health Fair Events

Health Fair


Nu Beginnings Back to School Event - August 12, 2017. Provided health education and blood pressure

Health Fair

July 29, 2017 Provided health education at Myrtle Hillard Davis Comprensive Health Fair

2017 Black History Month Health Fair & Luncheon
sponsored by The American Heart Association

Luncheon North St. Louis City Senior Health/Resource Fair
O' Fallon Park Rec YMCA  

American Heart Association Health Fair
Greater Grace Church

Kossuth COGIC- Health Fair
3801 Clarence Ave.

National Women's Health Week
Tandy Recreation Center

Public School Festival at Chaifetz Arena