The Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation with focus to enhance the common good, states “several polls have indicated that health care will be a top issue for Americans in their choice of nominee for the 2020 presidential election.” People are concerned about the cost of healthcare, affordable housing, and ability to care for their loved ones.

If you were to visualize what impacts a person, picture a wheel with the patient at the center and the spokes being health care, housing, food, medications, and overall care of their family. For their journey, the person needs to seek, understand, and apply the information available to them to reach their goals.

Jane A Oyler and Yeimi Gagliardi are members of the Health Literacy Task Force, an affiliate of Healthy Adams County.

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