Overview of Health Literacy
Health literacy is the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions.
- Healthy People 2010
Health Literacy Initiatives & Groups
Leading Health Indicators for Healthy People 2020
From the National Academies Press
For the past three decades, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a national agenda aimed at improving the health of all Americans over each 10-year span. Under each of these Healthy People initiatives, HHS established health targets and monitored how well people were reaching them over time.