Millions Struggle with Low Health Literacy

Publication: The Health Journal (Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Published on: September 1, 2016
Description: For millions of Americans with low health literacy, reading a prescription bottle or understanding a doctor's directions can be challenging.

Tags: health literacy, health care, prescription medications, doctor's instructions, disadvantaged

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Imagine trying to figure out how often to take your medication if you are just learning to speak English. Or applying for insurance coverage for your children if you can’t read the application. For millions of Americans who struggle with low health literacy, these kinds of situations are very real.