In recognition of National Health Literacy Month, we’re highlighting a resource for health care providers that uses strategies for improving health literacy to promote safe use of medication in order to prevent adverse drug events (ADEs). Health literacy is the degree to which a person has the capacity to obtain, communicate, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. A person’s health literacy influences the way they access and use health information and services.

Each month, we release an infographic with the latest data related to a Leading Health Indicator (LHI) topic on HealthyPeople.gov. These infographics show progress toward Healthy People 2020 LHI targets — and show where there’s still work to be done.

This month’s featured LHI is Tobacco. Check out the infographic below, then head over to the Healthy People 2020 LHI Infographic Gallery to see infographics for other LHI topic areas.…

To help people create lasting change in their health and wellbeing, the American Heart Association has launched Healthy For Good™, a revolutionary new movement built on four core ideas: Eat smart. Add color. Move more. Be well. Move More, one of the four pillars of Healthy For Good, shows people easy ways to be more physically active every day, on their terms, in ways that align with their interests, needs, and preferences.
“Learn or perish” would be an apt slogan for health systems today. The rate of change in health care is high. Technological advancements, research, innovation, and market dynamics all drive the soaring complexity of the health care system. In order to survive, health systems must learn how to adapt, and in the process – we argue – address health literacy. 
Each October, International Walk to School Day is celebrated in more than 40 countries and in thousands of schools across the U.S. NCHPAD developed the Discover Inclusive Safe Routes to School Guidebook and How I Walk campaign to promote and encourage the inclusion of youth with disability in walking to school. This October join in the movement to get all kids more active.