Pathfinder: Health Literacy

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has information for consumers and patients and guidance for the clinical setting that relates to health literacy issues.

Consumer Materials

Easy-to-read materials in English and Spanish on many topics, including planning for surgery, preventing medical errors, and using prescriptions safely.

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Health Literacy and Cultural Competency Topics

A listing of information products and research findings specific to health literacy and cultural and linguistic competency.

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Page last reviewed January 2015
Internet Citation: Pathfinder: Health Literacy. January 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.