Teaching Kids Health Literacy Yields Better Health Outcomes Long Term

When children learn things early in life, the knowledge sticks with them. Teaching health literacy, including basic knowledge of insurance early in life, is found to be connected with better health outcomes. When we have better health outcomes, we have healthy and productive people which can also mean lower overall healthcare costs. Unfortunately, data shows most adults are not literate about health insurance supporting the need to teach kids early about health literacy.

In their blog post, the University of Michigan Health Lab explains why making health literacy part of the K-12 education curriculum is just the prescription we need.

https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/industry-dx/a-new-prescription-for-k-12-educators-teach-kids-about-health-care

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