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Promote Health Literacy with Our New “5 Things to Know About Health Literacy” Video and Other Resources

The last day of October marks the end of Health Literacy Month — but health literacy continues to be a Healthy People 2030 priority area.

Increasing health literacy is key to improving the health and well-being of all people. Healthy People 2030 addresses not just personal health literacy but also organizational health literacy, acknowledging that organizations have an important role to play in making sure people can find, understand, and use health information.

Check out ODPHP’s health literacy resources, including:

  • Our new "5 Things to Know About Health Literacy" video — which gives actionable tips for promoting health literacy
  • Health Literacy Online — which features research-based guidelines that will help you develop clear, effective digital products for all users, including people with limited literacy or health literacy skills
  • Health Literate Care Model — which provides a systems framework for incorporating health literacy strategies into all aspects of care
  • MyHealthfinder — which provides evidence-based prevention and wellness information for consumers in plain language to help people more actively participate in health care decision-making

Check out these resources today, and share them with your networks to help us promote health literacy! And sign up for email updates to get the latest news about Healthy People 2030.

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