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An active discussion list devoted to health literacy. Key people in the health literacy world are frequent posters.
What is health literacy?
“The degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health care decisions” (Ratzan, S., and R. Parker. (2000) and Healthy People 2010, 2020)
What is functional health literacy?
“The ability to read and comprehend prescription bottles, appointment slips, and the other essential health related materials required to successfully function as a patient”*
Functional health literacy also includes the ability to understand and follow directions, and to ask questions when necessary for full understanding. (AMA Council of Scientific Affairs)
American Journal of Pharmacy Education - Active-learning strategies to develop health literacy knowledge and skills.
American Journal of Health Behavior - The mechanisms linking health literacy to behavior and health status.
Journal of Health Communication - Health literacy and communication quality in health care organizations.
Health Literacy Missouri - Plain Talk Blog
Web Links of Interest
MedlinePlus – Health Literacy Health Topic
National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy – U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Health Literacy Page
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern Atlantic Region – Health Literacy Toolkit – updated annually