Limited Health Literacy Groups

Accessing, understanding, evaluating, and acting upon health information is difficult for people with limited health literacy. This is unfortunate, as people with limited health literacy are more often chronically ill and participate less in preventive programs such as cancer screening compared to people with adequate health literacy skills. Therefore, people with limited health literacy need health information the most. To make health information, especially online, more useful to them, ACHC research in this area focuses on how health information is processed, evaluated, and used by people with limited health literacy and how this information can be improved to meet the needs of this vulnerable group.