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Health Literacy Data Map Website

This website provides an interactive, searchable, national map of health literacy estimates for 216,864 census block groups in the United States. There are usually between 600 and 3,000 people living in a census block group.

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 possible with assessments administered in person.

June 7, 2016
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