Health Literacy is the degree to which individuals have the ability to find, understand, and use information and services to inform health-related decisions and actions for themselves and others. Health Literacy allows us to take control of our well-being by making smart, informed decisions about our health choices and communicating our needs to advance our health.
If you look at the Arizona State Health Standards, you will notice that Strand 3 and 4 discuss accessing information and interpersonal communication pertaining to advanced health and asking for help. To learn more, click the link for the Health Arizona Standards placemat. (click here)
To help you incorporate Health Literacy into you lessons, SHAPE America has provided some great free resources for your students to support them in taking charge of their own health. Click the link for your free resources.