Health Literacy Month
October 1-31, 2019
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF HEALTH LITERACY MONTH
Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information needed to make appropriate health decisions.
Only 12% of American Adults
are considered proficient in the health literacy skills they need to effectively navigate and use our health care system
Up to 90% OF Americans
may lack the knowledge and skills needed to manage their health and prevent disease.
$236 Billion Dollars
estimated cost health literacy costs the United States economy every year
4 times higher
health care costs for adults with low health literacy experience
SAFERCARE TEXAS & HEALTH LITERACY MONTH
Health literacy month Proclamation
Mayor Betsy Price of Fort Worth, Texas and our team proclaimed October 2019 as Health Literacy Month in Fort Worth.
Health Literacy Month For Texas
Governor Greg Abbott declared October Health Literacy Month for Texas.
Health Literacy Conference
- Education sessions
- Peer networking events
- Posters presentations
You will discover new ideas that you can use immediately in your office and/or practice. Learn more…
Health Talk Podcast
Our Clinical Executive and Health Literacy Expert, Dr. Wagner, interviewed with the radio show 930am The Answer for the Health Talk Podcast to inform audiences about the importance of health literacy and how it affects patient safety. Listen to full interview here.
JOIN OUR Social Media Campaign
WE WANT TO GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF USING PLAIN LANGUAGE.
WHAT’S PLAIN LANGUAGE?
JOIN OUR CAMPAIGN BY:
- Downloading our #WORDSTOLOSE sign – DOWNLOAD HERE
- Writing what health care phrase or jargon you will stop using so people can understand what you are saying
- Taking a photo with your sign and sharing it on social media with the hashtags #WORDSTOLOSE and #HEALTHLITERACYMONTH.
- Spreading Health Literacy Month by downloading our Facebook and Twitter cover image graphic – DOWNLOAD HERE
TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT WORDS OUR STAFF ARE PLEDGING TO LOSE