New health literacy website from the CDC

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invites you to visit Health Literacy: Accurate, Accessible and Actionable Health Information for All, the agency’s new health literacy web site The site provides information and tools to improve health literacy and public health and make health information accurate, accessible and actionable for all. The resources are for all organizations that interact and communicate with people about health, including public health departments, healthcare providers and facilities, health plans, government agencies, non-profit, community and advocacy organizations, childcare and schools, the media, and health-related industries.

The site features health literacy organizations by state and planning tools to use the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy.  Minnesota is one of only 16 states highlighted at the time of the web site launch.

The CDC site also features a health literacy blog, which provides a forum for commentary and discussion of vital issues in health literacy improvement.

Join us at the Minnesota Health Literacy Partnership and the CDC in implementing positive changes to improve health literacy.