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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.
Wednesday, November 1 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET | Register Now

We’re pleased to invite you to join ODPHP in Washington, DC, for a free listening session about reducing preventable hypoglycemia. We’ll share information about why hypoglycemia is an important public health issue, and discuss federal efforts to reduce hypoglycemia from adverse drug events (ADEs).…