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Health Literacy Month
October 1-31, 2022

Building Health Literacy Awareness Through Action

For more than 20 years, October has been recognized as Health Literacy Month. Health Literacy Month is a time of international observance when hospitals, health centers, literacy programs, libraries, social service agencies, businesses, professional associations, govern­ment agencies, consumer alliances, and many other groups can work collaboratively to integrate and expand the mission of health literacy.

Health Literacy Month was founded in 1999 by Helen Osborne and is now brought to you by the Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA).

During Health Literacy Month we urge you to move health literacy awareness to health literacy action! Our actions help connect people needing health care or services with organizations and providers that promote optimal wellness. Our collective efforts will lead to health equity where all people can attain positive health outcomes.

Quotes from participants in IHA's 2022 Health Literacy Conference.

"Health literacy is an effort that starts with you. You may not be able to change everyone's mind about particular health issues, but if you at least try to educate someone, it may make a difference."


"I am able to help make a change. No matter my role, I can make the people I serve feel like they matter and their voices are being heard."


We want to hear from you too, send us your quote today!

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