Health Literacy "a person's ability to read, understand, evaluate and act upon health information."
Health Literacy in the News: Impact of Low Health Literacy
Low health literacy in older Americans is linked to poorer health status and a higher risk of death, according to a new evidence report by HHS’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). More than 75 million English-speaking adults in the United States have limited health literacy, making it difficult for them to understand and use basic health information. [Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Update] http://www.ahrq.gov/news/press/pr2011/lowhlitpr.htm
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last updated: May 2, 2011
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