Health Literacy

Health Literacy

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Health Literacy provides information and tools to improve health literacy and public health. These resources are for all organizations that interact and communicate with people about health.


Health Literacy Innovations (HLI) is a privately-held company founded in 2006, offers plain-language software products and services to help communicators eliminate consumer confusion due to low health literacy.


National Institutes of Health: Clear Communication (NIH)-Public Liaison (OCPL) work to connect research with the public. OCPL serves as liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on a number of issues related to health literacy. OCPL has established the NIH “Clear Communication” initiative that focuses on achieving two key objectives of health literacy: Providing information in the form and with the content that is accessible to specific audiences based on cultural competence, and Incorporating plain language approaches and new technologies.


National Network of Libraries of Medicine works to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy envisions a restructuring of the ways we create and disseminate all types of health information in this country. The plan also calls us to ensure that all children graduate with health literacy skills that will help them live healthier throughout their lifespan.