Health Literacy for North Carolina

The Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) aims to serve as the information hub of health literacy efforts on campus and throughout the state of North Carolina. We offer workshops and training for students, educators and health care professionals to raise awareness of the impact of low health literacy, as well as strategies and tools to incorporate health literacy into practice in order to improve health outcomes.

Health Literacy is the use of a wide range of skills that improve the ability of people to act on information in order to live healthier lives. These skills include reading, writing, listening, speaking, numeracy, and critical analysis, as well as communication and interaction skills. – The Calgary Charter on Health Literacy

Health Literacy Data Map

The Health Literacy Data Map website provides an interactive, searchable, national map of health literacy estimates for neighborhoods throughout the United States. It was developed by Dr. Fang and Dr. Bailey at UNC-CH. Click on the map below to get started.

Image of the Health Literacy Data Map featuring North Carolina

Health Literacy Data Map

NCHealthLiteracy.org was established in 2007 as the NC Program on Health Literacy by the Sheps Center for Health Services Research at UNC-CH.

Last modified: 11/16/18