Health Literacy is "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions" (Health People 2010).
Consumer Health Information: information intended for potential users of medical and healthcare services. There is an emphasis on self-care and preventive approaches as well as information for community-wide dissemination and use.
Patient Education Information: information pertaining to the training of patients concerning their own health needs. Usually involves a specific diagnosis.