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October is Health Literacy Month

Health Literacy Month is an annual awareness-raising event which provides a time for organizations and individuals worldwide to promote the importance of understandable health information.

The theme for Health Literacy Month 2009 is “Why Health Literacy matters: Sharing Our Stories in Words, Pictures, and Sound.” Each day during the month of October, one or more health literacy stories will be posted on the website:

Health Literacy Month was begun in 1999 by Helen Osborne, M.Ed. , and a team of health literacy advocates. Helen is the president of Health Literacy Consulting and host and producer of the podcast series Heatlh Literacy Outloud.



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