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Health Literacy National Health Education

October is Health Literacy Month and offers healthcare organizations an opportunity to simplify basic health information for patients and their families, so they can make informed decisions and be effective healthcare team members. Increased transparency, a focal area of the Military Health System commitment to Ready Reliable Care, is helping to improve health literacy across the MHS.

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Health Literacy Tips: 

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Suggested social media message: Health literacy is the ability to understand and process basic health information to make informed health decisions for you and your family. Becoming an engaged and knowledgeable patient improves the chance of a good outcome and minimizes the chances of preventable harm. Scroll through these images for tips on how to get the most out of visits to the doctor, and check out this article on health literacy for military patients: https://health.mil/News/Articles/2020/12/30/Health-literacy-focuses-on-empowering-patients-to-engage-in-their-care #HealthLiteracy [Please use the graphics below in a slideshow format on your social media pages]

Health Literacy - the 411 for talking to your provider. Making Smart Decisions about your health. Tip 1


Heath Literacy - The 411 for talking to your provider. Make smart decision about your health. Tip 2


Heath Literacy - The 411 for talking to your provider. Make smart decision about your health. Tip 3


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Heath Literacy - The 411 for talking to your provider. Make smart decision about your health. Tip 5


Heath Literacy - The 411 for talking to your provider. Make smart decision about your health. Tip 6


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