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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
3 out of 4
3 out of 4
Year Published: 
2010

National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy

Description of Resource: 
The National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy is a strategy document for organizations and individuals to use to improve health literacy. The plan includes 7 goals and multiple action steps to engage organizations, professionals, policymakers, communities, individuals, and families in a linked, multisector effort. The plan is based on the principles that (1) everyone has the right to health information that helps them make informed decisions and (2) health services should be delivered in ways that are understandable and beneficial to health, longevity, and quality of life.

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Developed By: 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Health Communication and Health Information Technology
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Citation: 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy [Internet]. 2010 [cited 2013 Feb 27]. Available from: http://health.gov/communication/HLActionPlan/