The Grillo Health Information Center plays an important role in helping individuals make better decisions to sustain and improve health and well-being.
As more individuals and families develop confidence in their own ability to access health care information and in their own health management practices, they will personally experience improved health and well-being. We have learned that those who make the most significant contributions to others are those who have been through similar challenges and who have experienced positive outcomes. Many of our volunteers are such individuals.
At the core of the Grillo Health Information Center, is the belief that individuals can and should take charge of their own health and well-being, and that most have the power within themselves to do so.
Studies by the National Institute of Health show that low health literacy has a real financial cost to health care delivery systems. Poor health literacy is linked to higher rates of chronic illness, hospitalizations, and expensive emergency services. It affects everyone, and comes at a high price not only for health and well-being, but for the health care system in general. Low health literacy is estimated to cost between $106 and $234 billion annually.
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