Health Literacy Basics
Discover why health literacy skills are so important.
Health literacy can help us find, understand, and use health information to prevent health problems and protect our health. Learn more.
What people know and what they do with that knowledge has a major impact on their overall health. Learn how.
Quickly tell people why health literacy is important.
Read what senior leaders are saying about health literacy.
Get health literacy web resources provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Institute of Medicine, and international organizations.
Tell others about health literacy.
“First, we will combat misinformation with clear communication….”
Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, Surgeon General
Read what senior leaders say about health literacy and the need to act.