Stan Hudson, CDFT
Stan Hudson is a health literacy expert and health policy analyst with over fifteen years of experience in health services research and 8 years of experience in health literacy with a focus on curriculum development. He was a founding member of the Health Literacy Missouri Coordinating Council and chaired the Education Committee, which oversaw statewide health literacy education efforts. He was also a founding member of the Missouri Health Equity Collaborative and has helped guide activities since its inception in 2004.
Over the last five years, he has led the development and pilot testing of health literacy education programs for consumers, health professionals, public health agents, consumer advocates, and health educators. He is currently working with health literacy experts to prioritize health literacy learning objectives for integration into health professional and medical education.
He completed the NCCJ FaciliTrainer Certification Program (earning his CDFT credential) in 2014 and has since developed and implemented inclusion training sessions within the social justice framework for University of Missouri Health System (UMHS) faculty, staff, and students. In the last decade he has led over 150 workshops and training session reaching over 5,000 working health care professionals in training and practice, as well as, policy makers in Missouri and surrounding states.