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Help Your Patients Make Informed Health Care Decisions
Health literacy can reduce adverse events for your patients, like missed screenings, inappropriate care transitions, and diagnostic errors (see CMS Framework for Health Equity (PDF)). During Health Literacy Month, get in the habit of promoting health literacy and language access resources so your patients can find, understand, and use information for health-related decisions.
- CMS Office of Minority Health: Health Observances webpage
- Introduction to Language Access Plans web-based training
- Coverage to Care webpage
Source: CMS MLN Connects dated October 20, 2022