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.
Will you be at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Atlanta next week? From law and health policy to developing Healthy People 2030, here’s where you can learn about Healthy People at APHA. We hope to see you there!
At Special Olympics, our mission is to provide sports opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities. In order for our athletes to truly perform at their best, they must be fit and healthy. Learn about the ways Special Olympics encourages year-round fitness.
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).…