Why Understanding Health Information Is Important Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic

Why Understanding Health Information Is Important

Why Understanding Health Information Is Important

Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic

At Chapa-De, we know the best outcomes happen when patients are empowered to take an active role in their health. Empowered patients take the recommendations and education offered by their care team and use it to make informed choices. October is Health Literacy Month and we have tips to help you feel in control of your care and wellbeing.

What is Health Literacy?

Health literacy is the degree to which individuals can gather and understand health information that they can put toward making the best decisions for themselves possible. This month is a time meant to empower individuals to seek out the necessary information they need in order to make informed health-related decisions. 

Some health literacy resources include:

To learn more about health literacy, click HERE.

How does Chapa-De Promote Health Literacy?

At Chapa-De, we follow a healthcare model that is both patient-centered and integrated. The patient is the central focus of our services and processes, and they will receive care from a highly skilled team of healthcare professionals. We want our patients to be active participants in their care, and our team is here to support you in that.

We want you to have consistent communication with your primary care provider and the healthcare team that supports you. We will do our best to make sure that you see the same healthcare team at every visit, so that you become comfortable with us and we understand you. We want to help you set your own health goals, and then help you work to accomplish them.

Do not hesitate to reach out to your care team if you need further information about anything to make the best decision for yourself and your health. We understand that medical jargon and processes can be confusing, and we are here to help you navigate whatever you may need. Let’s continue to stay educated together so that we can keep you healthy!

For more information about Chapa-De, call our Auburn location at (530) 887-2800 or our Grass Valley location at (530) 477-8545 or visit us online at chapa-de.org.


Chapa-De provides medical care, dental care, optometry, behavioral health, pharmacy services and much more.

Serving all American Indian, Low Income and Limited Income Community Members