Nearly 9 out of 10 American adults lack the skills required to effectively manage their health and prevent disease.
 
This paper is the first in a comprehensive four-part series that will cover health literacy, the correlation to the social determinants of health, and how these factors result in health disparities in the U.S.

Part I: Assessing for Health Literacy
Part II: Addressing Health Literacy: Educating Staff
Part III: Addressing Health Literacy: Health Literacy Universal Precautions
Part IV: The Future of Successfully Addressing Low Health Literacy with Social Determinants of Health
 
In ‘Assessing for Health Literacy’, we explore the root causes of health literacy, look at the high cost of low health literacy, and address the nation’s rising health care costs. We also evaluate health literacy screening resources and quality measure tools including clinical assessments, functional testing, and leveraging EMRs to improve health literacy screening.

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