Infographic: Updating Health Literacy for Healthy People 2030

A new article, “Updating Health Literacy for Healthy People 2030: Defining Its Importance for a New Decade in Public Health,” published ahead of print in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, describes the evolution of Healthy People 2030’s definition of health literacy.

Healthy People 2030 (HP2030), the fifth iteration of the Healthy People initiative, provides science-based national health objectives with targets to improve the health and well-being of Americans. For the first time since its 1979 establishment, the Healthy People framework aims to attain health literacy as an Overarching Goal and Foundational Principle to achieving health and well-being. Growing literature on health literacy describes it as a concept not solely reliant on individual capabilities but also on organizations’ ability to make health-related information and services equitably accessible and comprehensible.

Author Stephanie Santana and colleagues describe how the updated definition is intended to advance HP2030’s health literacy goals particularly as more organizations in public health and other sectors acknowledge their role in the delivery of quality health information and services.

The infographic below provides a convenient summary of the article for practitioners and policy makers. To read the article for FREE in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, visit our website here: Download a PDF of the infographic here: Updating Health Literacy for Healthy People 2030 or click the image below.

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Stephanie Santana

Stephanie Santana is a public health analyst at the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. She received a Master of Public Health in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Emory University.