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Healthy People 2010 Health
Communication Focus Area

This focus area in Healthy People addresses Internet use, quality of health Web sites, provider-patient communication and other health communication issues.

Health Literacy Improvement
Health literacy is the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.

Consumer and Patient e-Health
E-Health is the use of information and communication technologies to improve people's health and health care.

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Last updated: October 14, 2010

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