The AHIMA Foundation works to empower people to become engaged and activated participants in their health and wellness journey using trusted health information.
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.
Health Literacy for Health Equity unlocks the potential of health information access, understanding, and use.
Health Literacy for Health Equity is an extraordinary opportunity to place people at the center of their own health journeys. Here is how you can help!