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Some ways WHL works to address health literacy are: 

  • Community outreach and educational programs 
  • Creating easy to understand resources 
  • Partnering with community members 
  • Systems change to standardize health literacy best practices  
  • Decreasing digital health literacy barriers  
  • Trainings for providers to help increase organizational health literacy 
  • Organizational health literacy assessments to measure health literacy improvements 

What is health literacy?

Healthy People 2030 defines health literacy as both personal and organizational:  

  • Personal health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the ability to find, understand, and use information and services to inform health-related decisions and actions for themselves and others. 
  • Organizational health literacy is the degree to which organizations equitably enable individuals to find, understand, and use information and services to inform health-related decisions and actions for themselves and others. 

Any person can experience health literacy issues at some point in their life, which can result in high costs or poor health.  

Click here for resources on health literacy