We all grasp the importance of “traditional” literacy, which we understand to mean one’s ability to read and understand the written word in whatever language we speak. Literacy is a foundational skill, one that contributes to a more productive economy with better outcomes for people at every rung of the socioeconomic ladder.
This type of literacy is undoubtedly important. However, it’s not the only form of literacy we need to concern ourselves with. Others are just as fundamental.
I’d like to focus on one particular type of literacy today: health literacy, or the ability of healthcare consumers (every single person…
Shree Mukilan Pari is an aspiring medical professional and philanthropist working to expand healthcare quality and access in the United States and India.