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Health Literacy: A Necessary Element for Achieving Health Equity

A core aim for improving health care is to provide equitable care or “care that does not
vary in quality because of personal characteristics such as gender, ethnicity, geographic
location, and socioeconomic status.” Eliminating health literacy barriers is an essential element in the
effort to increase health equity and reduce health disparities.  Read the newly published National Academy of Medicine discussion paper here.