We help families make informed health decisions, guide evidence-based healthcare system policies and practices, and educate and train aspiring and current health information professionals.
76% of consumers report that they do not leave their doctor’s office on a positive note.
74% of Spanish-speaking patients have less-than-adequate health literacy as compared to 7% of English-speaking patients
Low health literacy is estimated to cost the U.S economy $236 billion every year.
Studies have consistently linked low health literacy with poor health outcomes, including non-adherence to treatment plans, poor self-care, high costs, and increased risk of hospitalization and mortality.
A new blog post from Vivian Vasallo, Executive Director of Delta Dental Institute explains oral health literacy and what data from medical and dental claims show about prevention.
And receive up to 33 AHIMA-Approved CEUs through the Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA).
Through our Health Literacy for Health EquityTM initiative, we have an extraordinary opportunity to place people at the center of their own health journeys and tell great stories. Here is how you can help!