Managing one’s health can be challenging, confusing, and frustrating. As health and public health professionals, we know that an individual’s decisions are better made when they are informed and aware of their options. Improved communication gives an individual the ability to evaluate, communicate, and utilize health information to make informed decisions about maintaining or improving their health and wellbeing. This is personal health literacy, and it impacts everyone.
When organizations and businesses work to equitably enable individuals to find, understand, and use information and services to inform health-related decisions and actions for themselves and others, everyone benefits. This is organizational health literacy, and it also impacts all of us.
Addressing challenges related to health literacy is a priority in Pennsylvania. Our program, Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition, prioritizes the establishment of strong cross-sector partnerships, empowering patients to access the health information they need to thrive, and influencing provider and system-level change to create a culture of health literacy. The ultimate goal of these activities is to improve health communication and ensure good health for all.
To work towards this goal, we are excited to invite you to join us for our 2022 Health Literacy Summit! This event will be held on June 14-15, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET.
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