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NNLM Reading Club: Health Literacy

Health Literacy

Because it can be challenging to find a compatible health provider, choose health insurance coverage,or understand medical terms, organizations have been observing October as Health Literacy Month since 1999 to bring attention to the importance of making health information easy to understand and making the health care system easier to navigate. Why? Because when it comes to your health, you are your own best advocate. But don't wait for next October. Any time is a good time to become a more informed health consumer.

Start the conversation!

Choose one of the three NNLM Reading club books. Then download the discussion guide, promotional materials, and corresponding health information.Book cover images