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Promoting Health Literacy for Children and Adolescents

AAP News and Journal – Tyler N.A. Winkelman, Martina T. Caldwell, Brandon Bertram, Matthew M. Davis

“Only 12% of American adults have proficient health literacy, defined as a set of skills needed to effectively function in the health care system.1 This is troubling given that health literacy is a stronger predictor of health than age, income, employment status, educational level, or race.2 A growing body of research also shows that low health literacy is associated with worse child health outcomes,3 higher health care costs, and elevated mortality rates.”(more)

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