October is Health Literacy Month

October 26, 2020

person takes notes on wood table with coffee mugSince 1999, organizations from around the world come together every October to observe Health Literacy Month. October is a time to bring attention to the importance of making health information easy to understand and accessible to all. Not only does this make the health care system easier to navigate, but it also sets a precedent for a health education standard in our country.



Want to learn more about health literacy?

What is health literacy and why is it so important? Check out these U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) agency resources here:

How can you celebrate health literacy month?

The HHS Health Literacy Workgroup, comprised of representatives from multiple HHS agencies, collaborates each year to ensure improving health literacy remains a priority. In encouraging everyone to participate in health literacy activities, the workgroup has comprised of the following idea list for health care professionals interested in engaging:

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