Community partners – like social service and literacy groups – are essential to a health literate system. They can offer resources and policies to enhance quality of life, which has a significant influence on health outcomes. Community partners may include groups that provide resources or advocate for policies that support:
Partnerships between health care providers and community organizations can improve access to the resources and skills people need to manage their health effectively. They also create the opportunity to educate community-based organizations on how to address health literacy in the services they provide.