#RuralHealthChat: Addressing Health Literacy in Rural America
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes
Health Literacy is defined as an individual’s ability to find, understand, and use health information and
services to better inform their health decisions and actions. In addition, health literacy can refer to how well
healthcare organizations enable that understanding and use of health information among patients and the public.
Many rural residents face unique barriers to health literacy including complex healthcare system demands,
geographic location, lack of culturally and linguistically adapted materials, and limited resources. Improving
health literacy is vital for rural individuals to make informed health decisions for themselves and others.
National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) – @NOSORH
In celebration of National Rural Health Day, we used the hashtags #RuralHealthChat and #PowerofRural to tweet
with expert co-hosts and special guests about health literacy in rural communities. To see the full conversation
and access the resources shared, check them out below, via List.ly.