National Statement on Health Literacy - Taking action to improve safety and quality
This guide provides information about the importance of health literacy and the part it plays in the provision of safe high-quality care.
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Everyone can play a part in addressing health literacy. Of particular importance for people and organisations working in the health sector is the responsibility they have to ensure that the health literacy environment makes it as easy as possible for consumers, patients, families and carers to access, understand, appraise and apply information to make effective decisions about health and health care and take appropriate actions.