Health Literacy is defined as "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions." (Institute of Medicine. 2004. Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.)
Consumer Health Resources are pieces of health information created specifically for the general public (ex: patients and their families). These resources can be databases, websites, printed brochures, etc.
Resources from the National Library of Medicine
Resources from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Other Government Organizations
Private Foundations (these are just a few examples)