DeonHealth literacy explained

Health literacy is the foundation for consumer engagement. Health literacy is being able to obtain, understand and use basic health information to navigate health services and make appropriate health decisions. It is the responsibility of the health care professional to present health information in a way that a person can understand.

Health literate organisations “make it easier for people to navigate, understand, and use information and services to take care of their health.” (Brach et al 2012).

A number of health literacy resources are available to download at the bottom of this page, or you can find more resources on this page: Let's PLAN for better care.

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Last updated 07/11/2017