A primary focus of the 2019-2020 Update to the Texas State Health Plan is focused on Health Literacy.
The Plan provides greater detail on the challenges of low health literacy in Texas and proposes the need for a state health literacy plan.
Per Pg 12 in the Plan, “Health literacy initiatives in Texas include the San Antonio Health Literacy Initiative and the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) Institute for Patient Safety. The San Antonio Health Literacy Initiative seeks to raise health literacy awareness and serve as a resource to address health literacy in the San Antonio area. The UNTHSC Institute for Patient Safety provides health literacy curriculum, tools, consulting, and training to health care providers, educators, and other health agencies.”
Read the 2019-2020 Update to the Texas State Health Plan