Research & Key Publications (33)

This study includes an examination of the impact of low health literacy on the uptake of bowel cancer screening.

This blog reflects on the issues that health literacy needs can have on women.

A review of the relationship between literacy and health outcomes.

This statement:

  • highlights the importance of health literacy in ensuring safe and high-quality care
  • supports the need for a coordinated and collaborative approach within the health sector and across sectors to systematically address health literacy
  • describes possible actions that can be taken by organisations and individuals working in the health sector to address health literacy.

A "Call to Action" to policy makers to make health literacy a central pillar in health policy discussions, research and action at a European, national and local level.

National profile of adult literacy, numeracy, and ICT skills. Assesses the impact of different skills levels on people’s lives.

Using data from the British Cohort born in 1970 this report set out to answer the following research question: can adult basic skills contribute to better health in adulthood?

This paper summarises evidence about (1) the costs of limited health literacy (HL) and (2) the cost-effectiveness of interventions to improve limited HL.

The European Health Literacy Survey (HLS-EU) was conducted during the summer of 2011 measuring health literacy levels of individuals across eight European countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia), Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, and Spain).

The European Health Literacy Project (HLS-EU) ran between 2009-2012 and increases understanding of health literacy in Europe.

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