The definition of health literacy has two parts. The first part is personal health literacy. This means how well people can
- use information and services to make health decisions.
The second part of health literacy is organizational. Organizational health literacy is how well organizations help people
- Use information and services to make health decisions.
How well someone understands health information can change. Situations like
- how you are feeling that day
- how much time someone can spend explaining
- or if the information is in your language, can affect learning.
Health organizations need to share information that is:
- Easy to understand
- Thoughtful of cultures and languages
- Easy for anyone to find and use
These changes will improve health for everyone.