health literacy

“Medicare & You” Handbook Now Available in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese

Translated handbooks are available to order from Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that the “Medicare & You” handbook is now available in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. The handbook is being released as part of this year’s Medicare Open Enrollment Period, which kicked off on October 15, 2021, …

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Pharmacists Can Play a Role Addressing Health Literacy

October, being designated both Health Literacy Month and American Pharmacists Month, is an appropriate time to recognize pharmacists’ roles in improving health literacy. Given the complexity of our healthcare system, it is not surprising that many individuals struggle to manage their health and treatment regimens, including medications. Of the 3.8 billion prescriptions written each year, one in five …

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Four Ways to Improve Health Literacy at Your Health Care Organization

October is Health Literacy Month, when we take time to recognize the importance of creating equitable access to health care information for individuals, and the role health care organizations play making health literacy a priority.  The CDC has two definitions of the term, based on the Healthy People 2030 initiative: Personal health literacy is the degree …

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