Health Literacy: Accurate, Accessible and Actionable Health Information for All
Everyday Words for Public Health Communication
Culture and Health Literacy
Assessing Health Literacy in Your Organization
Using Visuals to Communicate Health Information
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.
Background information on what health literacy is and why it matters in public health.
Planning tools and examples, including the National Action Plan and CDC's action plan...
Resources for working with health care providers, libraries, schools, community organizations & cooperative extensions...
Plain Writing Act, National Health Education Standards, federal agencies, committees...