Health Literacy

“People that are health literate can access, understand, and evaluate information to make better decisions for their health, family, and community.”

Health literacy can be one of the most powerful tools in combating social inequities. People that are health literate can access, understand, and evaluate information to make better decisions for their health, family, and community. Moreover, they can navigate through health systems with ease, especially when fair treatment is absent.

In Project LAAN, we educate our families to improve health literacy, which is essential for them to overcome the many barriers they face to the health services they need. Ultimately, this is our way to advance the vision of Universal Health Coverage–health for all people.


Dodson S, Good S, Osborne RH. Health literacy Toolkit for Low- and Middle-Income Countries: a Series of Information Sheets to Empower Communities and Strengthen Health Systems. New Delhi: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia, 2015.

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