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Health Literacy Data Map Website

This website provides an interactive, searchable, national map of health literacy estimated for 216,864 census block groups in the United States.  This map will help identify geographic areas that may be most affected by limited health literacy and are in the greatest need of health care services and improvements.  The literacy estimates may also be used to study health literacy on a larger scale than previously possibly with assessments administered in person.  The data can be downloaded.  This site was developed as a public resource and supported by a grant from the National Institute on Aging/NIH under award number R01AG046267, Principal Investigators Stacy C. Bailey, PhD; Gang Fang, PhD, MD.


Journal of Health Literacy

The Journal of Health Literacy is an interdisciplinary and international publication dedicated to promoting excellence in research and practice to advance the field of health literacy, promote health equity, and reduce health disparities.

Open for submissions September 1

September 27, 2016
Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine