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Health Literacy: Background

About Health Literacy

At a Loss for Words - Information about health literacy, especially for minorities, and steps nurses can take to advance health literacy

Adult Liteacy Education (ALE) Wiki - Learn about adult literacy education here, including English language learning, numeracy, and adult basic and secondary education

CDC Information on Health Literacy - The CDC site contains general health literacy information as well as resources for obtaining training, developing literacy materials, and health literacy activities.

Institute for Healthcare Advancement Health Literacy Information - Browse for publications and posters related to health liteacy, locate fact sheets and plain language information, and participate in discussion lists.

Social Media

Public Health Literacy blog

All Things Health Literacy blog - Reflections on the importance of health information literacy awareness and how it impacts the public health of our citizens

Health Literacy Discussion List from the Institute for Healthcare Advancement

Health Literacy Discussion from LINCS

Health Literacy Out Loud podcast from Lyla Hernandez at the Institute of Medicine

Health Literacy month on Facebook and Twitter

Becoming involved

Minnesota Literacy Council - The Minnesota Literacy Council's mission is to share the power of learning through education, community building and advocacy.  As a VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) with the Minnesota Literacy Council, you'll pave the road for stronger literacy programming for kids. 

LINCS - The Literacy and Information System is a professional learning community for adult educators that provides access to resources, professional development, and a connected network of practitioners.

ProLiteracy - Every adult has a right to literacy. We develop and promote adult literacy learning, content, and programs to help adult learners, and we advocate on their behalf.