Nine out of ten American adults lack the skills needed to manage their health and prevent disease.
In TAVHealth’s white paper - ‘Solving the Social Determinants of Health by Improving Health Literacy’, the authors emphasize that only 12 percent of Americans have proficient health literacy.
As the nation converts from a fee-for-service to a value-based care model, a key factor will be individuals having more involvement in services they receive.
Healthcare providers must be able to identify and address barriers to health with the understanding that individuals experience the highest risk in their home environments. TAVHealth's white paper explains how communication with patients once they’ve returned home, collaboration with other care-team members, and building alliances of support networks within the community will provide a solid foundation in which the country can address health literacy and overcoming barriers to ultimately improve health outcomes and lower overall cost.
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"In 2015, the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services reported that nearly a
third of adults in the
United States fall into
the basic or below
basic health literacy groups and nearly 9%
of Americans are not proficient in English."