Defining health literacy and its importance for effective communication
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Defining health literacy and its importance for effective communication

Gain an understanding of the principles of effective health literacy and how it affects health outcomes

World Continuing Education Alliance
Updated Dec 18, 2019

This learning module explores the concept of health literacy, an often hidden barrier to effective healthcare communication. The authors define the components of health literacy, as well as describing the extent and implications of limited health literacy for parents/caregivers and their children. The module also identifies the link between poor health literacy and health outcomes and outlines a framework for adolescent health literacy.

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