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Let’s Educate Someone About Health Literacy This Month

Posted on by Cynthia Baur

Since 1999, advocates have used October to focus attention on limited health literacy as a widespread social problem. This month, we consider how health professionals can help improve health literacy.

At CDC, we kicked off Health Literacy Month with staff training sessions in plain language and the CDC Clear Communication Index. We know that equipping staff with clear communication skills is a necessary step in the process of creating understandable public information.

Many CDC staff will do at least one thing this month to raise awareness of limited health literacy with their peers, managers, grantees, contractors, and stakeholder groups. Please join us in educating at least one more person or organization about what they can do to improve health literacy in our society. You will find many resources to help you on CDC’s health literacy web site. Let us know what you’re doing by emailing us or posting here on this blog.

Posted on by Cynthia Baur

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