Health literacy linked to health outcomes
Poor health literacy has huge implications for the future of health care. People with low health literacy:
- Have higher risks of poor health outcomes
- Are more likely to suffer from chronic disease
- Have higher risks of hospitalization
According to a National Assessment of Adult Literacy, only 12 percent of U.S. adults have proficient health literacy.
Download the white paper to learn more about the state of health literacy today, and what you can do to ensure individuals have a clear understanding of both their risks and the steps they can take to improve their health.