eFit for Individuals & Caregivers: Health Literacy

Health literacy is the ability to find and understand correct health information and use it to make health decisions. People need to have health literacy to access care, use services, prevent health problems, maintain health, and be involved in their own health care.

Health Literacy Statistics [PDF] (Source: ABC Life Literacy Canada)

Online Health Info: Our Top Tips [PDF] (Source: National Asthma Council Australia)

A Guide for Older People: Talking With Your Doctor ( National Institute on Aging ):
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Do Patients Understand? ( The Permanente Journal ):
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Finding and Evaluating Online Resources ( National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health ):
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Health Information on the Web: Finding Reliable Information ( American Academy of Family Physicians ):
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Evaluating Internet Health Information ( Medline Plus ):
Tutorial 
Online health information – what can you trust? ( Medline Plus ):
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Using Trusted Resources ( National Cancer Institute ):
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