Home Read Up on Health Literacy Websites
AHRQ Health Literacy and Cultural Competency
This site from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has links to resources for consumers/patients and tools and reports for health care practitioners and researchers.
American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Health Literacy Resources
This site has reports, information, and tools like patient tips cards for addressing health literacy in medical practice.
Health Communication, Health Literacy and e-Health
This site provides access to tools, reports, and resources from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Health Literacy Consulting
This consulting service provides free resources and short articles about health literacy in medical practice.
Health Literacy Missouri (HLM)
This statewide coalition has become a major resource for the field, through its creative in-state projects and by convening broader discussions and support for new initiatives nationwide. This site is continually updated to list a variety of useful resources, including upcoming events, new developments in the field, and an extensive searchable database of reports and materials.
Health Literacy Studies
Health Literacy Studies is located in the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. The Health Literacy Studies site has good overview of health literacy and links to many relevant resources.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Health Literacy
This multi-disciplinary group discusses current health literacy issues and identifies ways to promote health literacy through best practices and partnerships. This site links to past reports and meetings, and describes current activities.
National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC)
The Health Literacy page from this site links to communication and plain language tools, training modules, and articles.