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Globally Nearly 9 out of 10 adults lack health literacy needed to manage their health and prevent disease.

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countries ➔ The infectious diseases and deaths are rapidly escalating. ➔ The non-communicable diseases are skyrocketing. ➔ Maternal deaths and child deaths are high. ➔ Nutrition deficiency in marginalized communities is high due to poor food intake and extreme poverty www.publichealthliteracy.org


In Developed countries ➔ More than 30% adults have trouble understanding and acting on health information ➔ 46% do not understand instructions of prescribed medicines ➔ 38% with adequate literacy did not fully follow instructions on prescribed medicines

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The problem of limited health literacy is greater among: ➔ Older adults ➔ People with limited education ➔ Minority populations or people from low socioeconomic status.

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Platform facilitates health information to disseminate by and within communities

Learn + Share + Promote = Improved health literacy and better quality of life

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We, ➔ EDUCATE – Change the perception of Health ➔ ADVOCATE – Overcome the barriers by democratizing health information ➔ RESEARCH – Build a database and accelerate Knowledge transfer ➔ INNOVATE – Embracing diversity, capacity and flexibility ➔ COALESCE – Build and maintain collaboration www.publichealthliteracy.org


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Public Health Literacy | PHL |Health awareness | Disease awareness and prevention  

Globally Nearly 9 out of 10 adults lack health literacy needed to manage their health and prevent disease. Health disparities in developing...

Public Health Literacy | PHL |Health awareness | Disease awareness and prevention  

Globally Nearly 9 out of 10 adults lack health literacy needed to manage their health and prevent disease. Health disparities in developing...

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