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What is Health Literacy?

Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.

-Healthy People 2010



Books in the Health Sciences Library

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Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message - Helen Osborne
Call Number: WA 590 O81h 2005

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Assessing the Nation's Health Literacy: Key Concepts and Findings of the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) - Sheida White
Call Number: WA 590 W588a 2008

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