Monday, December 17, 2018

A practical vision for a health literate world #healthliteracy

The IUHPE Position statement on health literacy. A practical vision for a health literate world has been published. It was written by the The International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) Global Working Group on Health Literacy and will be officially presented in early 2019. The pdf is at and the page that announced it is here.
IUHPE also highlight a special issue of the journal Global Health Promotion (Volume 25 Issue 4, December 2018) focusing on health literacy. At first I was confused, since the editors for this special issue are exactly the same as for a special issue of another journal, that I blogged earlier this month. However, this does appear to be a different set of articles. It includes
- Cultural health literacy: the experiences of Māori in palliative care by Jacquie Kidd, Stella Black, Rawiri Blundell, Tamati Peni
- Development and testing of a framework for analysing health literacy in public policy documents by Anita Trezona, Sarity Dodson, Paulina Mech, Richard H. Osborne
- Health literacy practices in social virtual worlds and the influence on health behaviour by Evelyn McElhinney, Lisa Kidd, Francine M. Cheater
- Challenges and opportunities in building critical health literacy by Susie Sykes, Jane Wills
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Photo by Sheila Webber: pampas grass, December 2018

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