Health Literacy Month

October is Health Literacy Month–a time for health care professionals and organizations to promote the importance of clear health communication.

This year our focus is on finding quality health information online. This is of significant importance given the current public health crisis and the amount of misinformation that leads to individuals not having what they need to make appropriate health decisions for themselves.

During Health Literacy Month, you can:

  • Engage your staff:
    • Take the #PlainPledge to renew your commitment to avoiding jargon, and encourage others to do the same. To learn more click here.
    • Share tips about clear health communication at team meetings and in staff newsletters. Click here for talking points.
  • Use social media to tell your patients and community that you care about them and want to help them find the information they need to improve their health. To join us:
    • Follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn).
    • Share our tips on how to find quality health information online on your own social media pages throughout the month.

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We would like to thank Delta Dental of Arkansas for sponsoring this year’s Health Literacy Month activities.