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Health Literacy: Home

This guides defines health literacy and offers ways that health care professionals can assist patients with low health literacy.

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Definition of Health Literacy

Health Literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to:

"Obtain, communicate, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions"

(National Network of Libraries of Medicine, 2017)

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