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Health Literacy Resource Guide | MCW Libraries Featured Resource

View our new guide that provides resources for understanding health literacy best practices.

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According to a survey done for the Department of Health and Human Services "Nearly 9 out of 10 adults have difficulty using the everyday health information that is routinely available in our health care facilities, retail outlets, media, and communities."

It’s important to take time to find ways to improve health communication as an organization. Improving communication using health literacy techniques allows patients and families to make informed decisions. MCW Libraries offers a Health Literacy Resource Guide which highlights:

  • What is Health Literacy
  • What is a Health Literate Organization
  • Techniques that encourage information understanding
  • Resources on different aspects of Health Literacy
  • RSS feed of Health Literacy articles that updates daily

For more information or questions about library resources, contact the Medical College of Wisconsin Libraries.