October is Health Literacy Month

October is Health Literacy Month

Since 1999, organizations around the world have been observing October as Health Literacy Month.

There is so much misinformation being shared these days, so it’s more important than ever to make sure you have the right sources.

During Health Literacy Month, we take time to recognize the importance of making health information easy to understand and the health care system easier to navigate.

That’s why Affinity Urgent Care wants to be your source for all your urgent care concerns. If there is a health-related issue or question, we want you to call us so we can help steer you in the right direction.

This month is also a great time to celebrate health literacy with your family. At-home education is becoming a central part of our world these days.

This year, we’re also celebrating Healthy People 2030’s updated health literacy definition! A team of experts recently split the definition into 2 parts: personal health literacy and organizational health literacy.

You can help spread the word about health literacy! Start by taking a look at resources from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) — like the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy and Health Literacy Online. And be sure to check out ODPHP’s list of some key Healthy People 2030 objectives related to health literacy. You can use it as a starting point to build your own list — and easily track progress toward these objectives throughout the decade. Finally, share MyHealthfinder for easy-to-understand consumer resources.

Together, we can make health literacy a priority — and ultimately improve health outcomes across the nation.