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Health Literacy: Overview

Addressing Low Health Information Literacy

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Balancing Act



Adult Literacy and Numeracy

Literacy is understanding, evaluating, using, and engaging with written text to participate in society to achieve one’s goals and to develop one’s knowledge and potential.

Numeracy is the ability to access, use, interpret, and communicate mathematical information and ideas to engage in and manage mathematical demands of a range of situations in adult life. 

Defining Health Literacy

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