What do health and wellness and literacy have to do with each other? A lot! Research shows that people with higher levels of literacy and essential skills are generally healthier and live longer.
They are better able to communicate with health care providers, navigate the health care system, and have fewer medication errors. They tend to have higher incomes and are able to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle and diet. Our health and wellness impact our ability to learn and develop our skills. At the same time, higher literacy levels generally result in children having healthy food to fuel their school day, and more active Elders able to learn new things.