Corpus ID: 16191538

America's Health Literacy: Why We Need Accessible Health Information

  title={America's Health Literacy: Why We Need Accessible Health Information},
  • Published 2009
  • information and services to make appropriate health decisions—is essential to promote healthy people and communities. Health care institutions and public health systems play a critical role in health literacy, because they can make it easier or more difficult for people to find and use health information and services. For the first time, there are national data that demonstrate currently available health information is too difficult for average Americans to use to make health decisions. 

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