H e a l t h    L i t e r a c y

Understanding how patients read and
 recall  health information is just as important as the information itself 

Those that need help the most usually
 have the lowest levels of literacy
and are the hardest to reach 

Digital technology threatens to further reduce our natural ability memorise
 and  recall new information
 

functional
 health literacy

An ability to understand information sufficiently enough to take appropriate decisions about your own health

digital
health literacy 

The difference between how we read and recall information from digital media
compared to a traditional printed source