Friday, June 14, 2013

Health Literacy: the solid facts

Interesting new free publication: Kickbusch, I. (ed) et al. (2013) Health literacy: the solid facts. World Health Organization (WHO). ISBN 978 92 890 0015 4.
The aim is to influence policy-makers, and the main sections are called:
- Making the case for investing in strengthening health literacy;
- Taking action to create and strengthen health literacy–friendly settings; and
- Developing policies for health literacy at the local, national and European Region levels.
The publication is about 70 pages long and summarises a good deal of evidence and examples. There are also links to follow e.g. I noticed a short consultation document from the Institute of Medicine proposing Attributes of a Health Literate Organization (
Photo by Sheila Webber: Planted chair in the Kulturen open air museum, Lund, Sweden, May 2013

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