Health Literate Care Model
In order for health outcomes to improve, patients must be fully engaged in prevention, decision making, and self-management. The Health Literate Care Model weaves health literacy principles into the widely adopted Chronic Care Model and calls for health care providers to:
- Approach all patients as if they are at risk of not understanding health information.
- Employ a range of strategies for clear communication.
- Confirm patients’ understanding.
When a health care organization adopts the Health Literate Care Model, health literacy becomes an organizational value infused into all aspects of planning and operations.
Research article was written about this model in Health Affairs. Read the original article in Health Affairs.