Health Literacy: Fact Sheet (2012)

Health care workers can make a difference

This fact sheet suggests ways that health-care workers can promote health literacy.

Suggestions include making sure that material is clear and straightforward; offering help with forms; partnering with literacy organizations to learn about the challenges faced by people with low literacy skills; and incorporating health literacy into planning.

The authors have also included information on how literacy and health are linked, noting that people with low literacy skills may find it hard to understand health-related information.

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Yamaska Literacy Council. Health Literacy: Fact Sheet 2012. Web. 6 Feb. 2023 <>
Yamaska Literacy Council (2012). Health Literacy: Fact Sheet. Retrieved February 6, 2023, from
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