What is Health Literacy Month?

We are celebrating 20 years! Health Literacy Month is a time for organizations and individuals to promote the importance of understandable health information. This annual, worldwide, awareness-raising event has been going strong ever since Helen Osborne founded it in 1999.

Make Health Literacy Month stronger by submitting a "Health Literacy Hero". Together we are a stronger community as individuals, groups and team organizations worldwide.

Welcome to Health Literacy Month!
Let's Get Started

Join Us for a Free Webinar
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 12–1 pm ET / 9–10am PT

  • October is Health Literacy Month, but what does that mean? 
  • What can you do to promote health literacy? 
  • Are there any resources to support your efforts?

Join Julie McKinney and get a jump on your Health Literacy Month planning!

Do you think you are a health literacy hero?
Do you know of a health literacy hero?

If you need to know more about being a health literacy hero, then click here.

Our Latest Health Literacy Heros

Podcast with Helen Osborne

Since 1999, Helen Osborne has been moderating the health literacy podcast titled Health Literacy Out Loud. We celebrate 20 years of Health Literacy Month with a special podcast featuring Helen Osborne. Our moderator, Michael Villaire, MSLM, President and Chief Executive Officer, of the Institute for Healthcare Advancement will give us further insight into the contributions and vision Helen Osborne would like to share to our community of health literacy professionals.

Coming Soon!
The 20th Anniversary featuring Michael Villaire and Helen Osborne