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Announcing the interactive Health Literate Care Model

From DHHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion:


Most Americans are challenged by the complexity of the health information they need to navigate the health care system and to stay healthy. We can begin to address this challenge by infusing health literacy throughout the health care system using the Health Literate Care Model. The Model provides health care organizations with a detailed framework and toolkit for integrating health literacy into the critical aspects of health care planning and operations.


The HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) has just launched an interactive Health Literate Care Model graphic – a quick way to understand how to integrate health literacy strategies throughout health care organizations.

We encourage you to try out the interactive graphic – and share with your colleagues. Here is sample language for sharing with your networks.


Announcing the NEW Interactive Health Literate Care Model!

In order for health outcomes to improve, patients must be fully engaged in prevention, health decision-making, and self-management. The Health Literate Care Model weaves these and other health literacy strategies into the widely adopted Care Model, formerly the Chronic Care Model. The model calls for health care providers to:

·         approach all patients as if they are at risk of not understanding health information;

  •          employ a range of effective strategies for making all communication clear and actionable; and
  •          confirm patients’ understanding.

Use this interactive graphic to learn how to implement the Health Literate Care Model:



NEW! Interactive Health Literate Care Model teaches effective #healthlit concepts via clickable content.

How can we adopt health literacy strategies within the health care system? Learn how: #healthlit

NEW Tool! Try – and share – this interactive graphic to learn about the Health Literate Care Model. #healthlit


How can we adopt effective health literacy strategies within the health care system? The Health Literate Care Model can help. Learn more with this interactive graphic, adapted from the original Chronic Care Model.


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