On June 6, 2016, the South Shore Community Partners in Prevention (CHNA 23) hosted the “Health Literacy Initiative Kickoff” in Plymouth, MA.  The event featured Lindsey Tucker, Associate Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Helen Osborne, President, Health Literacy Consulting and Founder of Health Literacy Month.  Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, communicate, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.  Collaborative discussions addressed patient compliance, working with vulnerable populations, pharmacist’s role, and community health workers as patient navigators. Read Lindsey Tucker’s presentation on June 6, 2016 pdf icon