Health Literacy Month
Building Health Literacy Awareness Through Action
For more than 20 years, October has been recognised as Health Literacy Month; a time of international observance when hospitals, health centers, literacy programs, libraries, social service agencies, businesses, professional associations, government agencies, consumer alliances, and many other groups can work collaboratively to integrate and expand the mission of health literacy.
Health Literacy Month was founded by Helen Osborne and is now brought to you by the Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA).
Ideas for Workplaces:
To recognise this event…
In Helen Osborne’s “Health Literacy Month Handbook: The Event Planning Guide For Health Literacy Advocates”, she notes several ways that people could promote health literacy during health literacy month, depending on interests, resources and community needs.