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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.

Definitions of Health Literacy

 

Personal health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the ability to find, understand, and use information and services to inform health-related decisions and actions for themselves and others.

Organizational health literacy is the degree to which organizations equitably enable individuals to find, understand, and use information and services to inform health-related decisions and actions for themselves and others.


Healthy People 2030 objectives related to health literacy: