Health Literacy Taking Control Health

Health Literacy – Taking Control of Your Health

Dr. Edward Chan, DC, R.Ac. Blog

Health literacy is your ability to understand and use information to make appropriate decisions about our health. However, at times it can be difficult to sort and understand the overwhelming information.

Here are some tips:

1) Ask questions! If you do not understand the information, do not hesitate to ask your healthcare provider to clarify. We will be happy to help you navigate through the information.

2) Repeat the information to your healthcare provider. They can clarify and provide a personal context to the information.

3) Ask your provider to review the instructions for home care activities (i.e. prescriptions, supplements, exercises, etc.) so that you can ask questions as needed.

References:  Navigating the Health Care System (Improving Your Health Literacy)