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
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