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Health and Wellness Librarian

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Dana Ladd
Health and Wellness Librarian
Associate Professor

Health and Wellness Library

Gateway Building Ground Floor


Health literacy is defined 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 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. 

University of North Carolina Health Literacy Map