COVID-19 illustrates the vital importance of addressing heal
Approximately 80 million Americans have limited health literacy, which puts them at greater risk for poorer health outcomes.1
Yet evidence strongly supports that empowering patients with resources to make informed health decisions can lead to better health outcomes. Conversely, COVID-19 illustrates how easily people with low health literacy can fall prey to health misinformation — with potentially tragic consequences
To improve outcomes during this pandemic, patients must take an active role in managing their health. However, given how quickly clinical information is evolving and how much inaccurate information exists, it is hard for patients to know what health advice is trustworthy and what isn’t.
In our e-book, Health Literacy in the New Normal: Meaningful Ways to Engage Your Patients, you will find new strategies to meet those challenges and help patients improve their health. See how and why a learner-centered approach to patient education will benefit patients now—and will benefit healthcare in the long run.
1. Berkman ND, Sheridan SL, Donahue KE, et al. Low Health Literacy and Health Outcomes: An Updated Systematic Review. Ann Intern Med. 2011 Jul 19;155(2):97-107.https://pubmed. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21768583/. Accessed June 25, 2020.