October is Health Literacy Month
Health Literacy Month was founded by Helen Osborne and is now brought to you by the Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA).
For more than 20 years, October has been recognized as Health Literacy Month. Health Literacy Month is a time of international observance when hospitals, health centers, literacy programs, libraries, social service agencies, businesses, professional associations, government agencies, consumer alliances, and many other groups can work collaboratively to integrate and expand the mission of health literacy.
Studies consistently show that a significant number of people have problems reading, understanding, and acting on health information. This impacts personal health and healthcare resources.
Personal health literacy is when individuals have the ability to find, understand, and use information and services for health-related decisions for themselves and others.
The IHA Health Literacy Solutions Center, an online hub of health literacy resources and tools, serves and connects health professionals from a wide variety of organizations to equip them with the most innovative tools in the field. Join today!
New Season Wellness will do it's part to foster health literacy as we assist our customers in understanding their own health problem and coaching them on how to avoid health problems.
It's a New Season, Be Well🌿