Health Literacy

Helen Osborne founded Health Literacy Month in 1999. She said the theme for Health Literacy Month is “Be a Health Literacy Hero.” During this time, organizations and individuals promote the importance of understandable health information. Health Literacy Month brings awareness to breaking down the barriers of understanding, and libraries are doing their part to make information more accessible.

Learn more about the different areas of health literacy.


Personal Health


Nutritional Health


Mental Health



Ways to Wellness BINGO sheet showing vertical, horizontal, and diagonal variationsWays to Wellness BINGO

Join the Ways to Wellness BINGO game for Health Literacy Month! Complete the activity squares and finish 5 in a row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally to get a BINGO! When you get BINGO, return your card to the library to receive a small prize.

Health Literacy Month aims to bring awareness to the importance of promoting optimal wellness.

Download a bingo card today or pick up one from your local library.