Health Literacy Month

October is Health Literacy Month, a time to recognize the importance of making health information easy to understand, and the health care system easier to navigate.

Learn More about Health Literacy

Join us this month as we shine a light on the critical role that health literacy can play in improving health outcomes in the United States. Check out these key health literacy resources to get started:

  • Health Literacy Online is a research-based guide that helps you develop health websites and digital health information tools that all users can easily access and understand — including the millions of Americans who struggle to find, process, and use online health information.
  • The National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy aims to engage organizations, professionals, policymakers, communities, individuals, and families in a linked, multi-sector effort to improve health literacy. The Action Plan includes 7 goals for improving health literacy and strategies for achieving them.
  • Health literacy is a central focus of Healthy People 2030. This list offers some key Healthy People objectives related to health literacy. You can use it as a starting point to build your own list — and easily track progress toward these objectives throughout the decade.
  • MyHealthfinder is a prevention and wellness resource that you can share with audiences who have limited health literacy skills. The site includes evidence-based health information written in plain language that’s actionable and easy to use.

Together, we can make health literacy a priority — and ultimately improve health outcomes across the nation.

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