Tools & methods
  • Measuring health literacy: a pilot study of a new skills-based instrument
    A limitation of the instruments used to measure health literacy is that they measure only reading ability or print literacy and, to a limited extent, numeracy. The aim of this study is to develop a new instrument to measure individual health literacy in a more comprehensive, skills-based approach. (RTI International and University of North Carolina, USA)
  • Health literacy universal precautions toolkit
    Provides step-by-step guidance and tools for assessing practice and making changes to connect with patients of all literacy levels. (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, United States Department of Health and Human Services)
  • Healthy workplace, healthy society: blueprint for business action on health literacy
    The aim of the blueprint is to become a widely accepted model to help businesses incorporate health literacy and employee health and well-being in the business model. (European Business Network for Corporate Social Responsibility)
  • Navigating health: the role of health literacy
    A call to action to policy-makers to make health literacy a pillar of health policy, research and action at the European, national and local levels. (Alliance for Health and the Future, International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations, United Kingdom)
  • Patient safety and rights: developing tools to support consumer health literacy
    Patient safety and patient rights are important in the European Region. The aim of this project is to bridge the two by examining the links and determining the means for improving patient safety by enhancing patient empowerment and health literacy. (WHO/Europe)
  • Health literacy. The solid facts
    Identifies practical, effective ways in which authorities in public health and other sectors and advocates can strengthen health literacy in various settings, including educational settings, workplaces, marketplaces, health systems, new and traditional media and political arenas. Can be used to spread awareness, stimulate debate and research and, above all, inform policy development and action. (WHO/Europe)
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