October 2022

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

Healthy People 2020.

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.

November National Health Observances: Diabetes, COPD, and Antibiotic Resistance

National Health Observances

Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that highlight important health issues that affect people across the United States. In November, we’re raising awareness about diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and antibiotic resistance.