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Welcome to CDC’s health literacy web site. The site provides information, tools, and links on health literacy research, practice, and evaluation for public health topics and situations.

We aim to bring you timely information about the work of CDC and other organizations to improve health literacy. CDC’s work aligns with the goals and strategies of the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy [666 KB, 73 pages], CDC’s Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy and the federal Plain Writing Act.

The web site includes a blog to generate and continue discussions about public health and health literacy. The blog is one way to share ideas about what you would like to see CDC and other public health organizations do to improve health literacy.

Sign up for GovDelivery so you will be alerted when we post new information. Please visit us often and let us know what information you’d like to see on the site. I look forward to working together and implementing positive changes to make health information accurate, accessible, and actionable and health services people can understand and use.

Cynthia Baur, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor, Health Literacy
Office of the Associate Director for Communication
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention