U.S Health Literacy Facts (Infographic)

Health Literacy Facts

Health Literacy is an individual’s ability to understand and act on health information. Why is this important?

  •  Individuals with low health literacy have an average annual healthcare cost of $13,000
  • Cost goes up, quality goes down
  • The average reading level of health communications material is the 10th grade
  • The reading level of 30 million Americans is the 5th grade

Strategies for Improving Health Literacy

Assess materials for…

  • Relevant content
  • Learning stimulation
  • Literacy demand
  • Graphics
  • Layout
  • Typography
  • Cultural appropriateness
  • Learning motivation

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Source: iHealthTran.com

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