October is Health Literacy Month!

What is Health Literacy and why it is important?

Healthcare infographicHealth Literacy can be defined as the ability to obtain, understand, and act on health information and services. For some, health information is readily available. But deciding what data sources to trust can be difficult, particularly when presented with conflicting recommendations. For others, the challenge is obtaining information in a form that they can understand.

Having access to clear, easy-to-understand information is key to making good health decisions. UW Extension partner CoveringWisconsin offers free educational resources to help consumers make sound financial choices about health care. Visit their website today and find answers to common questions about health insurance and health care.