Working together to improve health communication between those seeking health care and those providing it .

Welcome to the Ohio Health Literacy Partners’ Website. This is where health care providers and health organizations can learn more about the importance of health literacy and its impact on health outcomes.  We invite you to explore our resources, contact us about training, and join our community.


Why Health Literacy is  Important

  • Almost half of adults in the U.S. have a hard time reading, understanding, and acting on health information.


  • This results in more repeat visits to the hospital and to the ER and less understanding on how to prevent illness.


  • Adults with low literacy end up paying four times more for their health care over time.  


  • Hospitals and other health care services spend $106 to $203 billion more on adults with low literacy.


  • People of any age, race, income level, or education level can have a hard time understanding health information.


For these and many other reasons, we created Ohio Health Literacy Partners (OHLP) in 2013.

Whether you are a patient, caregiver or healthcare provider, explore this site to learn more about health literacy and how it impacts you.


Healthcare providers are encouraged to look at our upcoming events and trainings in the area and connect with our expert sources to learn more about integrating health literacy into your  organization.

For Patients

Ohio Health Literacy Partners