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Health Literacy

Most adults have trouble making sense of health information at one time or another.  Health literacy includes the collection of skills that health care and public health providers need to clearly inform the public about health-related choices.  These skills are a key part of making the healthy choice the easy choice. 

NALHD provides health literacy training, resources, and technical assistance to local health departments and their partners, statewide.

For information about participating in the IHA Health Literacy Specialist Certificate Program with us or about other current trainings, please contact Allison Starr at

NACCHO (National Association of County and City Health Officials) Promising Practice (2015).  

Featured in the Institute of Medicine's Implications of Health Literacy for Public Health – Workshop Summary (2014).