Promoting health literacy with vulnerable behavioral health clients.

Health Literacy (HL) addresses skills involved in obtaining health information and services and making appropriate health decisions. Low HL is a significant problem for vulnerable behavioral clients, such as homeless persons, who have poorer health and heavier use of health services than other poor people. This review provides an overview of HL and its application to vulnerable clients who consume behavioral health services and provides recommendations for clinicians seeking to improve HL in this and other challenging populations.

Main Author: Fetter, Marilyn.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language: English
Published: 2009
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