FCHLI: Bringing Better Health To One and All

the Fairfax County Health Literacy Initiative

 

Founded in 2008, the FCHLI is a consortium of leading education, health, and community organizations that seek to promote health and well-being in Fairfax County, Virginia and beyond. FCHLI (1) offers the Fairfax County community useful, credible and timely health information and (2) offers community health service providers an opportunity to share such information.

About health literacy

Health Literacy is the degree to which a person can "obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions." Health literacy also refers to the efforts made by health systems and professions to make health information services easy to understand, and useful. (Source: Health People 2010).