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Governor Nathan Deal has declared October to be Health Literacy Month in Georgia

Governor Nathan Deal has declared October to be Health Literacy Month in Georgia. Health literacy helps patients and consumers understand information about their health, so they can make the best possible choices regarding prevention and treatment.  Health Literacy Matters is the theme for Health Literacy Month 2016 in Georgia, to help support individuals and organizations […]

Health Literacy Matters: Health Literacy Month Events Improve Communication for Health Professionals and the Public

Governor Nathan Deal has declared October to be Health Literacy Month in Georgia. Health literacy helps patients and consumers understand information about their health, so they can make the best possible choices regarding prevention and treatment. During Health Literacy Month, The Georgia Alliance for Health Literacy (GAHL) offers presentations and workshops on health literacy for […]

3 Key Questions Every Patient Should Ask Their Doctor

There are many reasons why patients feel uneasy talking about their health woes. Maybe they have only a vague sense of discomfort and feel embarrassed they don’t know more. They might be nervous or scared. Or maybe they think they should just grin and bear it — and not take up time in a doctor’s […]

Georgia Alliance Promotes ‘Good Questions for Good Health’ During Health Literacy Month

In recognition of Health Literacy Month this October, the Georgia Alliance for Health Literacy is urging all Georgians to prepare for medical appointments by listing good questions to ask their doctors and other healthcare professionals. This year’s Health Literacy Month theme is “Be a Health Literacy Hero…Ask Good Questions for Good Health.” It’s important for […]

Georgia Alliance for Health Literacy Celebrates National Health Literacy Month

The Georgia Alliance for Health Literacy is celebrating national Health Literacy Month by asking all healthcare professionals to use teach-­back communication. Teach-­back is a proven method to help patients understand what their doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists or other healthcare providers are telling them. In teach-­back, healthcare professionals ask patients to explain information in their own […]