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May includes many national health observances including Older Americans Month, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and Mental Health Awareness Month. Though Older Americans Month isn’t strictly a health observance, it does provide an opportunity to re-examine how we view aging and celebrate the lives and contributions of the older adults in our lives and… Read More »
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Health Literacy Month began with Helen Osbourne, health literacy consultant, in 1999 to bring awareness of the need to create and provide health information that is understandable by patients and the general public. Healthy People 2030 updated their definition of health literacy to include both personal and organizational health literacy: Personal health literacy is the… Read More »
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