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Ten Attributes of Health Literate Health Care Organizations

Jan 1, 2024

As stated on the website for AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), “Health literate healthcare organizations make it easier for people to navigate, understand, and use information and services to take care of their health.” A paper published by members of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Health Literacy identified 10 attributes of health literate organizations. You can find more information by clicking those links above. 

I encourage you to also listen to these recent Health Literacy Out Loud podcast interviews (links below). You will hear directly from people whose work focuses on one or more of those attributes. My hope is that their stories will inspire and encourage you to put these attributes into your health literacy practice.