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Consumer Health and Patient Education: Health Literacy

This guide will provide links to medical resources available on the web. The resources are educational and should be used to supplement information provided by healthcare providers, not intended to replace it.

What is Health Literacy

The U.S. National Library of Medicine with MedlinePlus summarize "Health literacy refers to how well a person can get the health information and services that they need, and how well they understand them".  It is also about using to make good decisions.  For more information on health literacy -  MedlinePlus: Health Literacy
More information on Health Literacy provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Health Literacy


Health Literacy Reources

Talking with Patients

Easy-to-Read Materials