Health literacy


Key references and resources

Introduction to health literacy

The evolving concept of health literacy – Nutbeam D Soc Sci Med 2018; 67(12):2072-78
Health literacy: Taking action to improve safety and quality – Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare August 2014

Australian policies related to health literacy

https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/National-Safety-and-Quality-Health-Service-Standards-second-edition.pdf

Health literacy resources for simplifying patient information:

https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/literacy-toolkit/index.html
https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/prevention-chronic-care/improve/self-mgmt/pemat/index.html

Examples of research to support adults with lower health literacy to be involved in healthcare decision-making

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23676466
https://www.healio.com/public-health/journals/hlrp/2017-10-1-4/%7B59ba7ee4-433f-4f71-82aa-fe1e861cbbd2%7D/developing-verbal-health-literacy-with-adult-learners-through-training-in-shared-decision-making