Health Literacy and Communication

Improving health communication and utilizing health technologies are essential to promoting individual and population health. The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) has pulled together key tools, research and reports, and resources for public health and health communication professionals.

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Health Communication

Health Communication

Discover best practices, research, and tools for improving health communication. Find health communication resources.

Health Literate Care Model

Health Literate Care Model

Many Americans struggle with understanding and acting on available health information. In order for health outcomes to improve, patients must be fully engaged in prevention, decision-making, and self-management. See how the Health Literate Care Model works to engage patients.

Health Literacy

Health Literacy

Improving health literacy is critical for promoting health and is a priority for the Nation. HHS defines health literacy as the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. Learn more about health literacy.

e-Health

e-Health

e-Health is the use of information and communication technologies to improve people’s health and health care. Health information technology (IT) is increasingly a key component of effective health communication and services. Learn more about e-Health.