Use this guide to locate resources pertaining to health literacy, cultural and linguistic competency, and Latino health.
Last Updated: Oct 31, 2014
Health literacy is the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions.
- Healthy People 2010
- Ask Me 3
A program to promote communication between health care providers and patients in order to improve health outcomes.
- Clear Communication
Focuses on providing information that is accessible to audiences based on cultural competence and incorporating plain language approaches and new technologies.
- Health Literacy Consulting
Helps organizations communicate health information in ways that patients, families, and employees can understand.
- Health Literacy Studies
The Health Literacy Studies at Harvard is engaged in a variety of research efforts focused on communication and literacy skills.
- NC Program on Health Literacy
This group’s goal is to further health literacy collaborations among university disciplines to improve health outcomes.
- Program for Readability In Science & Medicine (PRISM)
Initiative to improve readability of consent forms and other print materials used in communication with study participants.
- Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy
Leaders from academia, industry, government, foundations and associations, and representatives of patients and consumers who have an interest and role in improving health literacy.
- National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy
Seeks to engage organizations, professionals, policymakers, communities, individuals, and families in a linked, multisector effort to improve health literacy.