October 2022

Sacramento Public Library and Healthy People: Prioritizing Health Literacy to Meet Community Members’ Needs

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This post describes how Sacramento Public Library, a Healthy People 2030 Champion, contributed to progress towardHealthy People 2020 objectives — as well as Healthy People 2030 objectives under the social determinants of health domain Social and Community Context.

Organizations Have an Opportunity to Enhance Health Literacy

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There’s widespread agreement that health care is not the principal driver of health. Rather, the conditions in the places where people live, work, and play — what many refer to as social determinants of health — have the greatest influence on our health. Organizational health literacy — the degree to which organizations equitably enable individuals to find, understand, and use information and services to inform health-related decisions and actions for themselves and others — is one of those key social determinants.