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Health Literacy Toolkit

Published: 11 July, 2018

According to research 43% of adults (18-65)min England do not have adequate literacy skills to routinely understand health information, and 61% of adults (18-65) do not have adequate numeracy skills to routinely understand health information. Being able to understand health information, (and make subsequent decisions based on this understanding), and engage with health care structures and systems, are important determinants of health and wellbeing.

Health Education England, along with  Public Health England, NHS England and Community Health and Learning Foundation  have produced a Health Literacy Toolkit to develop, test and implement a range of strategic and practical interventions towards improving health literacy. The toolkit includes practical tools and techniques that practitioners in a variety of settings can implement, to enhance approaches and practice for those with low levels of health literacy.

Last updated: 9 July, 2018

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