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Health Literacy

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Healthy People 2010 defines health literacy 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." Users of this site will find a variety of print and web resources about health information literacy and the role of the health professional. Consumers can also use this site to find links to information they can use to improve their own health literacy. 

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