Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Health Literacy Month on Chat Literacy

The discussion forum Chat Literacy is having a Health Literacy month, with a series of articles focusing on key aspects of health literacy posted during July. Chat literacy has participation from people around the world (and indeed has a focus on the developing world), so it is an interesting forum to join in with. Themes will include:
- The role of librarians in advancing Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) and Evidence Based Health Care (EBHC) amongst healthcare professionals and in partnership with other key stakeholders.
- The importance of critical public health literacy in developing community participation towards a people-centred public health system.
The series is led by Isabelle Wachsmuth, of the World Health Organization. She added some links to her opening post, including:
- World Health Organization (2007) People-Centred Health Care, a policy framework. http://www.wpro.who.int/health_services/people_at_the_centre_of_care/documents/ENG-PCIPolicyFramework.pdf
- Sørensen1, K. et al (2012) Health literacy and public health: A systematic review and integration of definitions and models. BMC public health, 12. http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-80.pdf

Photo by Sheila Webber: Lantern at my window, Lund, May 2013

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