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October is National Health Literacy Month

Health literacy focuses on ensuring health information easy to understand and making the health care system easier to navigate. Poor communication is one barrier to health literacy, and it can prevent people from accessing and understanding vital health information. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has guidance and tools to help make health information accurate, accessible and actionable.

Visit health.gov to learn more about the importance of health literacy and the many resources available for communities.

It’s not too late to get ready for Health Literacy Month in October. Start planning your activities now. One resource is the Health Literacy Month Handbook: The Event Planning Guide for Health Literacy Advocates. This handbook will help you create, plan, run, and evaluate Health Literacy Month events.

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