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How healthy is South Carolina? Research shows that South Carolina ranks 42nd among all states when it comes to the overall health of its residents, earning poor rankings for its obesity and physical inactivity rates.
Why is health literacy important? Health literacy can help us prevent health problems, protect our health, and better manage health problems when they arise. They aren’t familiar with medical terms or how their bodies work. They have to interpret statistics and evaluate risks and benefits that affect their health and safety.
Who health literacy? Health Literacy. The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines health literacy as: “…. the personal characteristics and social resources needed for individuals and communities to access, understand, appraise and use information and services to make decisions about health”.
What are the 4 key components of having health literacy?
- Cultural Competence.
- Limited English Proficiency.
- Health Literacy.
- Plain Language.