Last updated 04/07/2014

It is important New Zealanders understand the health and disability services that are available to them and how they can access these services.

Group discussing health careThe Ministry of Health’s 2010 report, Korero Marama, found that 56 percent of adult New Zealanders had low health literacy skills. The Health Quality & Safety Commission is working towards improving health literacy so everyone receives the care they need.

Health literacy is about making sure people understand the available information about health care services.

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