Health literacy education and preparation
As health literacy increases, people are more likely to seek preventive services and enter the health system healthier, have lower rates of preventable hospital and emergency department visits, and are less likely to report their health as poor.
Navigating the Health Care System, our collection of four free and nationally available lesson plans, was designed to enhance health literacy and prepare adolescents and young adults for managing their own health care. Originally developed for in-class, in-home, after-school, and community settings, materials were adjusted for virtual/remote learning needs during the pandemic. Recent additions include a one-hour version of the content suitable for adults.
Navigating the Health Care System boasts 861 registered users across 53 U.S. states and territories