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"The degree to which individuals have the
capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health
information and services needed to make appropriate
-Healthy People 2010
"Health literacy is a shared responsibility between patients (or anyone
on the receiving end of health communication) and providers (or anyone
on the giving end of health communication. Each must communicate in
ways the other can understand."
-Helen Osborne of Health Literacy Consulting and Health Literacy Month.