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Health Literacy

An excess of $230 billion a year in health care costs is linked to low adult literacy.

Nearly half of American adults have difficulty understanding and using health information. Lack of understanding impedes adults’ abilities to make appropriate health decisions and increases the likelihood that they’ll incur higher health costs. **ProLiteracy®: Member Statistical Report

Our goal is to work closely with healthcare practitioners to overcome the obstacles illiteracy and low-literacy create for patients. All members of the medical field, such as doctors, nurses, and pharmacists play a vital role in the improvement of their patient’s health literacy. There are various curricula in which the Council has available to assist these professionals and our community as a whole.

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