Help your patients understand - and then act.
What is health literacy?
"Health literacy" refers to how well a person digests basic health information and uses it to make good decisions. A patient with high health literacy can successfully obtain, communicate, process and understand information about their health and take better care of themselves.
Why do I need to pay attention to it?
Studies show that nearly half of patients have limited health literacy. Providers can't assume that patients are health literate.
How can I support my patients?
How do I use plain language?
Learn how to boost your patients' health literacy!
Contact Claire Tranchese, OPCA
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