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Improving Health Outcomes with Health Literacy

Approximately 77 million American adults have low health literacy. And nearly everyone will experience low health literacy at some point as they access, navigate and use health care services. Read how helping people understand complex health information is vital as low health literacy is associated with negative health outcomes and increased costs.

As a healthcare leader, you can lead the way by championing organizational health literacy strategies that will enhance the patient experience and improve health outcomes. People with low health literacy find it harder to follow instructions on prescription bottles, read appointment slips, ask questions about medical procedures, follow treatment plans, and understand consent forms and discharge instructions.

Creating a health literate organization can help everyone access, navigate, and understand all services your organization provides. Health literate organizations have healthier patients!

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