Health Literacy Toolkit

There are many health literacy resources available to Head Start/Early Head Start program specialists to share with grantees.  The information in this toolkit can help grantees when working with families and staff members who are becoming partners in their health care decision-making process.


Healthy People 2010 defines health literacy as “The degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. Full text» [PDF, 162 KB]

Health Literacy Toolkit. HHS/ACF/OHS. 2007. English. [PDF, 162KB].

Last Reviewed: June 2009

Last Updated: September 9, 2015