Health Literacy

Health literacy and clear communication between health professionals and patients are key to improving health and the quality of health care. We create, promote, and curate evidence-based health literacy and communication tools, practices, and research for health professionals. Use our resources to find effective strategies for sharing health information in ways that people can understand and use.

August National Health Observances: Immunization, Children’s Eye Health and Safety, and Breastfeeding

National Health Observances

Help spread the word about National Immunization Awareness Month, Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, and National Breastfeeding Month in August. Each month, we highlight a selection of National Health Observances (NHOs) to spread the word about important health issues that affect Americans every day...

July National Health Observances: Hepatitis Awareness and the Importance of Youth Sports

National Health Observances

Help spread the word about National Youth Sports Week and World Hepatitis Day in July. Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the United States. This month’s NHOs help raise awareness about viral hepatitis and the importance of youth sports...

June National Health Observances: Alzheimer’s Disease, Safety, Sickle Cell, and HIV Testing

NHO Spotlight

Help spread the word about Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, National Safety Month, World Sickle Cell Day, and National HIV Testing Day in June. Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the nation. The NHOs in our June roundup help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease, injury prevention, sickle cell disease, and HIV testing...