People with low health literacy skills are less likely to receive appropriate health care services and more likely to incur higher health care costs. CHCS’ practical resources can help organizations improve how health information is conveyed to Medicaid beneficiaries.
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CHCS President Stephen A. Somers and Program Associate Roopa Mahadevan presented the paper Health Literacy Implications of the Affordable Care Act at an Institute of Medicine workshop on November 10, 2010.
This series of fact sheets was created to assist those who are designing materials for consumers. The fact sheets define health literacy and describe its impact on health outcomes.