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.

April National Health Observances: Minority Health, Immunization, and More!

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Help spread the word about National Minority Health Month, STD Awareness Week, World Immunization Week, and World Health Day in April. Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the nation. This month, we’re highlighting minority health, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), immunization, and the importance of nurses and midwives...

March National Health Observances: Colorectal Cancer, Kidney Disease, Nutrition, and Tuberculosis

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Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the United States. The NHOs in our February roundup help raise awareness about low vision, heart health, and teen dating violence. Check out the resources below for the March NHOs — and join us in helping everyone live a healthier life...

MyHealthfinder Has Moved to health.gov!

We’re excited to announce that MyHealthfinder is now live at its new home on health.gov! The move is part of website updates that ODPHP has recently implemented to better deliver up-to-date health information to our key audiences. MyHealthfinder is a prevention and wellness resource that health professionals can recommend to individuals and families...