Health literacy plays a crucial role in your overall well-being.

It’s the ability to understand and use health information to make informed decisions about your health. This October, let’s empower ourselves and others to improve our health literacy.

Why is health literacy important?

Informed Decisions: Health literacy helps you understand medical advice, treatment options, and make informed decisions about your health.

Preventive Care: It enables you to take preventive measures and adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Communication: Good health literacy enhances communication with healthcare providers, leading to better care.

Medication Safety: It ensures safe and effective use of medications.

Let’s make health literacy a priority this October and beyond. By understanding our health better, we can lead healthier lives and make informed choices for ourselves and our loved ones. 💪

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 How can you improve your health literacy?


Ask Questions:

Don’t hesitate to ask your healthcare provider questions about your condition, treatment, or medications.


Take Notes:

Write down important information during healthcare visits to remember and refer back to it.


Stay Informed:

Keep yourself updated on health-related news and developments.


Seek Reliable Sources:

Use trusted sources for health information, such as reputable websites, healthcare professionals, and educational materials.


Understand Your Medications:

Know the names, dosages, and potential side effects of your medications.


Share Knowledge:

Help friends and family improve their health literacy by sharing what you’ve learned.

The Institute for Healthcare Advancement seeks to improve personal health literacy for everyone. This short video explains how to improve personal health literacy. Video by Next Day Animations (