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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This series of fact sheets was created to assist those who are designing materials for individuals with low health literacy. The fact sheets define health literacy and offer strategies for providers and organizations to account for low health literacy.
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.