The annual, worldwide awareness event runs until 31 October and aims to shine a spotlight on innovators in the field of health literacy.

Throughout the month, people are invited to submit their ‘health literacy heroes’.

These can be organisations, teams or individuals who are working to advance health literacy.

The month is also a time for those working in health literacy to collaborate, share information and spread awareness about the need for health literacy.

To coincide with the start of Health Literacy Month, PIF is repeating its health literacy survey to see what has changed, how both health and digital literacy needs are being addressed and what is needed to provide equal access to information and support.

We would be grateful if you could take the time to complete the survey, which you can find here.

The survey will take around 5-10 minutes to complete and should be returned by Friday 18 October 2019.

Health Literacy Month was founded by Helen Osborne in 1999 and is run in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Advancement.

Keep up to date with the latest news on Twitter using the hashtag #HealthLiteracyMonth.

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