Ensuring the economic vitality and health of Minnesota communities statewide

October is Health Literacy Month!

Did you know…

  • People with low health literacy have an average annual health care cost of $13,000, compared to only $3,000 for those with high health literacy levels.
  • About 90 percent of adults have difficulty following routine medical advice because it is often incomprehensible to average people.
  • The average reading level of health communications materials is 10th grade, but the reading level of over 30 million Americans is 5th grade.

The following blogs from The Action Group offers many tools and tips the employers to use in improving health literacy among employee groups:

About The Action Group

The Minnesota Health Action Group is the only Minnesota organization whose sole purpose is to represent the collective voice of those who pay the bill for health care — employers, public purchasers, and individuals. We drive innovation, collaboration and engagement in ways that improve health care and ensure the economic vitality of all Minnesota communities.

Not yet a member? Find out what The Action Group can do for you! We welcome employers of all sizes and from all sectors.