Health Literacy: Accurate, Accessible and Actionable Health Information for All

About This Site

Welcome to CDC’s health literacy website. This site is for health communicators, public health professionals, and community leaders who seek information and tools on health literacy research, practice, and evaluation.

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, CDC’s Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy and the federal Plain Writing Actexternal icon.

Sign up for our weekly health literacy updates. Please visit us often and let us know what information you’d like to see on the site.

Background information on what health literacy is and why it matters in public health.

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Page last reviewed: February 11, 2021