Health literacy: Accurate, accessible, and actionable health information for all.
Centers for Disease Control. Lead Health Literacy Initiative. Accessed 10/20/2014.
Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.
Institute of Medicine. 2004. Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
This guide provides tools and information for clinicians and other patient educators hoping to learn more about health literacy and patient education. These resources can help them apply best practices to their own work educating and informing patients and caregivers. This guide is aimed at serving the NYU community.
The Health Literacy Quickguide is a good starting point. The guide is designed to be a quick and easy reference, filled with facts, definitions, helpful tips, checklists, and resources you can use on the job. It contatins factsheets, strategies, and resources. Created by the US Department of Health and Human Services.