From Margin to Mainstream: The Top 5 Reasons Health Literacy
Should be Healthcare’s Next Priority
Health literacy in America might finally be at a tipping point. Beginning with the Health and Human Services National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy in 2010, subsequent federal initiatives have continued to put health literacy in the spotlight. More than just the ability to read, health literacy is defined as one’s ability to obtain, understand and use health information to make appropriate health decisions.