Urban Healthcare Initiative Program

What is Health Literacy

What is Health Literacy/Who Needs It

Health literacy is “the degree to which an individual has the capacity to obtain, communicate, process and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions,” as defined by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, Title V. In the United States, access to health information and the ability to understand vital health data impact the well-being of individuals across all social and income levels.

Why Health Literacy Skills Necessary

Why Patients Need Health Literacy Skills

Why Health Professionals need Health Literacy Skills

Applying Health Literacy Skills

Factors Impacting Health Literacy

Gaps and Challenges in Improving Health Literacy

Risk Associated with Poor Health Literacy

Poor Health Literacy is Associated a Lower Likelihood of:

Other Negative Effects of Poor Health Literacy Includes:

Disseminating Health Information

To Disseminate Health Literacy UHIP Provides:

  • Health Literacy Seminars
  • Multi-organizational Collaborations
  • Easy-to-Read materials
  • Community Health Literacy Programs

Call 973-676-8447 to learn more about UHIP and our Health Literacy Training Services

Your Title Goes Here

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

Click Here

Subscribe to our list

Seraphinite AcceleratorOptimized by Seraphinite Accelerator
Turns on site high speed to be attractive for people and search engines.