IUHPE Position statement on health literacy: a practical vision for a health literate world

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Bröder, J, Chang, P, Kickbusch, I, Levin-Zamir, D, McElhinney, E, Nutbeam, D, Okan, O, Osborne, R, Pelikan, J, Rootman, I, Rowlands, G, Nunes-Saboga, L, Simmons, R, Sørensen, K, Van den Broucke, S, Velardo, S, Wills, J and International Union for Health Promotion and Education (2018). IUHPE Position statement on health literacy: a practical vision for a health literate world. Montreal, Canada International Union of Health Promotion and Education. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757975918814421
AuthorsBröder, J, Chang, P, Kickbusch, I, Levin-Zamir, D, McElhinney, E, Nutbeam, D, Okan, O, Osborne, R, Pelikan, J, Rootman, I, Rowlands, G, Nunes-Saboga, L, Simmons, R, Sørensen, K, Van den Broucke, S, Velardo, S, Wills, J and International Union for Health Promotion and Education
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Abstract

Since the 1990s, there has been a steep and steady rise in studies published, and national and
international policies adopted, on health literacy. This surge in interest has focused on the definition
of health literacy and its various measures, the relationship between health literacy, health
promotion and a wide range of health and social outcomes, and increasingly, investment in policy
and programs to improve health literacy in populations.
The Position Statement is a mechanism by which we describe what we believe to be the current
state of the art and how it can be promoted through adoption by key stakeholders.

Year2018
PublisherInternational Union of Health Promotion and Education
Place of publicationMontreal, Canada
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1757975918814421
Web address (URL)https://www.iuhpe.org/images/IUHPE/Advocacy/IUHPEHealth_Literacy_2018.pdf
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Print11 Dec 2018
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Deposited25 Apr 2019
Accepted17 May 2018
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