Personal Health Literacy is the ability of a person to find, understand, and use healthcare information in order to make well-informed health decisions for themselves and others.
Organizational Health Literacy is the degree to which organizations (such as hospitals, healthcare organizations, etc) equitably enable people to find, understand, and use healthcare information and services.
High health literacy helps with making informed health decisions. This can impact everything from general health to life expectancy.
People with low health literacy skills are more likely to: