October 2019

HHS Leaders Highlight the Importance of Health Literacy

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is fortunate to have an active health literacy workgroup that represents over a dozen agencies. Its mission is to advance health literacy across our department. HHS currently defines health literacy as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information needed to make appropriate health decisions...

November National Health Observances: Antibiotic Resistance, Diabetes, and COPD

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Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) highlighting important health issues that affect Americans every day. The NHOs in our November roundup help raise awareness about antibiotic resistance, diabetes, and COPD. Below you’ll find links to resources you can use to promote these NHOs to your networks — so it’s easy for you to join the conversation! American Diabetes Month Each November, the American Diabetes Association sponsors American Diabetes Month to teach people how to help prevent type 2 diabetes...