A New Era of Health Literacy? Expanded Definitions, Digital Influences, and Rural Inequities

Date: February 2, 2022

The priority for rural population health is access, including access to health information needed to make personal health decisions. Two of the nation’s health literacy experts join a federal agency official to review current rural challenges of accessing health information that is clear and usable. Along with an exploration of digital health literacy, recently expanded definitions of health literacy are discussed.

This is part one of a two-part 2022 Rural Monitor series on health literacy. Part two will be published in March.

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