Interventions for improving health literacy: rapid evidence review available online
Helping doctors and patients make sense of health statistics
Because so many of health decisions and behaviour changes are made based on numbers, risks, hazards and probabilities, an informed shared decision making in health communication should rely not only on a transparent doctor-patient relationship, but also on the precondition of a common minimal literacy in health statistics.
The 3rd European Public Health Conference
During the conference the Communication and Country Cooperation Unit, through its Knowledge and Resource Centre on health communication and the Country Cooperation team will organise a workshop that aims at discussing issues associated with country support and capacity building.
European Parliament hosts debate on Health Literacy
Already in the 2007 White Paper “Together for Health: A Strategic approach for the EU 2008-2013”, the European Commission refers to the promotion of health literacy as one of the key actions to reduce health inequalities within the EU.