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Health Literacy: A Valuable Tool in the Fight Against COVID-19

Health Literacy: A Valuable Tool in the Fight Against COVID-19

Published August 3, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Health literacy – the capacity to access, process and understand basic health information – is fundamental to making good health decisions. Numerous studies over the last several decades have shown that only an estimated 12% of U.S. adults have what is considered proficient health literacy skills. The widespread lack of health literacy is a significant […]


Four Simple Strategies for Improving Patient Health Literacy

Four Simple Strategies for Improving Patient Health Literacy

Published September 30, 2019

Reading Time: 4 minutes The U.S. has a health literacy problem. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, nearly nine out of ten adults lack the necessary skills to manage their health and prevent disease. Low patient health literacy has been linked to higher rates of chronic illnesses and preventable hospitalizations, poor self-care and less frequent […]


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