What is Health Literacy?
Health Literacy is defined by Healthy People 2010 as "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions."
Literacy skills predict an individuals' health status more strongly than age, income, employment status, education level, and racial or ethnic group.
These databases will have information relating to health literacy:
Newest articles on Health Literacy from PubMed
Recommended subject headings
When searching for health literacy information, use the terms listed below with the subject of interest.