Health Literacy

Health literacy is the use of a wide range of skills that improve the ability of people to act on information in order to live healthier lives. These skills include reading, writing, listening, speaking, numeracy, and critical analysis, as well as other communication and interaction skills.  Health literacy allows the public and personnel working in all health-related contexts to find, understand, evaluate, communicate, and use information.

The Centre for Literacy has been a pioneer and leader in health literacy research and action since 1995.


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What we offer

  • Our web portal links to the best that is known in health literacy practice, policy and research
  • We can help you identify health literacy challenges in your institution and design and evaluate appropriate intervention



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