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Health Literacy

Use this guide to learn more about health literacy and cultural and linguistic competency.

Definition of Health Literacy

Healthy People 2020 defines health literacy as "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions." 

Resources on Health Literacy

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

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