Resources for Professionals

This is a list of resources that Say Ah! has compiled to help you learn more about health literacy and enhance the quality of your care.

Please note that we do not endorse nor are we paid by or otherwise receive any benefit from any listed organization. We provide these links solely for your benefit.

General Health Literacy 
The following links will give you a good overview of health literacy:

MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

The Plain Language Action and Information Network

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Heath

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Terminology

Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Institute of Education Sciences: National Center for Education Statistics

Assessing Patient Health Literacy Tool

Policy Briefs
The following links help explain the impact of health literacy on our health care system:

America’s Health Literacy Why We Need Accessible Health Information

Low Health Literacy: Implications for National Health Policy

Literacy and Health Outcomes

Low Literacy, High Risk: The Hidden Challenge Facing Health Care in California

Low Health Literacy Skills Increase Annual Health Care Expenditures by $73 Billion