Sharing Health Literacy Research


Effective dissemination is necessary for translating research findings into practice.

Advances in prevention, public health, and health care are, in part, limited by a failure to translate health literacy research findings into practice. Original research may take decades to become routine practice or habits for public health professionals, clinicians, communicators, and the public, especially if the research is not used to create evidence-based interventions that are widely disseminated. The strategies and resources below will help achieve the goal of translating research to practice more effectively and sharing it more quickly.

For more information about dissemination, please review the complete text of Goal 7 pdf icon[667 KB, 73 pages]external icon in the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy.


Page last reviewed: June 25, 2021