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World Health Organization: Health Literacy

Medical jargon often creates barriers to making informed healthcare decisions. In fact, "according to the European Health Literacy Survey, 47.6 percent of the adult population in 8 countries of WHO European Region have poor or inadequate levels of health literacy." This health literacy resource hub from the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Regional Office for Europe provides several tools to "empow[er] people to make positive choices." The box on the left side of the screen allows readers to navigate the many provided materials, including: News, Events, Health literacy in Action, Resources, and Multimedia. The Resources page is incredibly insightful, as it gathers presentations, publications, data, and toolkits to address health literacy disparities. For additional reading and resources, check out the Partners page. Here, visitors will find links to several of WHO's regional and global partners, each with their own unique projects and materials. Health literacy is one of dozens of health topics included on WHO's website. Readers may also want to explore other sections like Health Services Delivery and Health Systems Governance (both found under the website's Health Topics tab).
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October 23rd, 2020
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October 2nd, 2020 at 5:14pm
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October 20th, 2020 at 10:52am
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