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Category: Health Literacy Month

Let’s Educate Someone About Health Literacy This Month

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 Read More >

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Health Literacy Month Twitter Chat

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) invites you to the 3rd annual health literacy Twitter Chat on October 25, 2012 at 3 p.m. EDT. Using the hashtag #healthlit, please join @healthfinder, @HHS_DrKoh, @AHRQNews, @HealthLitMo and others to discuss IOM’s recent paper on the 10 Attributes of Read More >

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Kicking Off Health Literacy Month

Today is the first day of Health Literacy Month, an idea proposed by health literacy consultant Helen Osborne. Many organizations and individuals now use October as a chance to raise awareness of health literacy and promote their projects. What are you doing for Health Literacy Month? Check back often as we report on health literacy Read More >

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