Health literacy: critical opportunities for social work leadership in health care and research.

@article{Liechty2011HealthLC,
  title={Health literacy: critical opportunities for social work leadership in health care and research.},
  author={Janet M. Liechty},
  journal={Health & social work},
  year={2011},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={99-107}
}
One-third of U.S. adults do not have adequate health literacy to manage their health care needs; and low health literacy is a major concern due to its association with poor health outcomes, high health care costs, and health communication problems. Low health literacy is a potential driver of health disparities, and its alleviation is central to the values and concerns of the social work profession. Despite the extensive knowledge and skills that social workers can bring to bear to assist… CONTINUE READING

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