Organizations and Committees

Many government agencies and academic, for-profit, and non-profit organizations

  • Have health literacy programs
  • Participate in committee meetings with other parties that work in the health literacy field
  • Contribute to health literacy plans and reports

This page links to the health literacy web resources of federal agencies, international organizations, and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Literacy Web Pages

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and its agencies contribute to the science and practice of health literacy improvement. Learn what agencies are doing about health literacy.

Other Federal Agencies’ Health Literacy Activities

The National Institute of Food and Agricultureexternal icon (NIFA), U.S. Department of Agriculture, sponsors nutrition, health, and wellness programsexternal icon and is a partner with the Cooperative Extension System and its National Framework for Health and Wellnessexternal icon. NIFA distributes federal funds for state and local programs and provides national leadership in food and agricultural sciences.

International Health Literacy Organizations

organization members discussing health literacy program

Many organizations participate in meetings that contribute to the science and practice of health literacy

Find information about health literacy activities in countries other than the United States.


The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

The Roundtable on Health Literacyexternal icon brings together leaders from academia, industry, government, foundations and associations, and representatives of patient and consumer interests to improve health literacy. The Roundtable produces reports about many health literacy issues and posts them on the National Academies’ website.

The Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Careexternal icon draws on insights and leadership from the scientific, clinical, commercial, voluntary, and public sectors to improve the communication and understanding of evidence important to decision-making in health care.  The Roundtable issues reports on patient engagement and other issues related to health literacy.


Page last reviewed: June 28, 2021