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“Health literacy” is one’s ability to obtain, communicate, process, and understand health information and services in order to make appropriate health decisions.

A variety of Erie-area groups – employers, health plans, health care providers, community organizations and individuals with diabetes – each have a stake in improving diabetes healthy literacy.

Using an evidence-based approach, these toolkits have been developed as a guide to help each of these groups contribute to enhancing health literacy in Erie.

Every toolkit addresses the six action elements:

  1. Condition awareness and prevention
  2. Establishing a primary care relationship
  3. Stakeholder healthcare cost management
  4. Self-monitoring and management
  5. Nutrition, activity and exercise
  6. Available community support and resources

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