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What is a Health Literate organization?
"An organization that makes it easier for people to navigate, understand, and use information and services to take care of their health."
Resources for organizations
- Abrams MA, Kurtz-Rossi S, Riffenburgh A, Savage BA. Building Health Literate Organizations: A Guidebook to Achieving Organizational Change. 2014.
- Brach, C., D. Keller, L. M. Hernandez, C. Bauer, R. Parker, B. Dreyer, P. Schyve, A. J.
- Lemerise, and D. Schillinger. 2012. Ten Attributes of Health Literate Health Care Organizations. Discussion Paper, Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC.
- A Proposed ‘Health Literate Care Model’ Would Constitute A Systems Approach To Improving Patients’ Engagement In Care. By Howard K. Koh, Cindy Brach, Linda M. Harris and Michael L. Parchman. Author Manuscript at: HHS Public Access, PubMed Central. Published in final edited form as: Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Feb;32(2):357-67. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2012.1205. PMID: 23381529.
- The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) has information on creating a Health Literate Health Care Organization at: Attributes of a Health Literate Organization.
- Advocate for Health Literacy in Your Organization. USDHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Health Communication Activities. Quick Guide to Health Literacy.
"The burden of low health literacy does not lie only on the individual. Health care organizations must also be health literate to reduce the demands placed on individuals."
Center for Heath Care Strategies, 2013
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