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Library (Research) Guides: Health Literacy

Research Guides are designed to assist you in specific subject topics.

Definition of Health Literacy

Health Literacy - according to Health People 2020, is "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions."  This research guide will give you valuable resources about health literacy and how it can help you improve communication between you and the patient.

Resources on Health Literacy

MEDLINE PubMed Search and Health Literacy Search - key search words for health literacy search strategy with a list of resources. 

Books and Articles on Health Literacy and the Older Adult

Tips for Evaluating Web Pages

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