Making it Easy: a health literacy action plan for Scotland – 3 June 2014

Posted on June 11, 2014. Filed under: Patient Participation | Tags: |

Making it Easy: a health literacy action plan for Scotland – 3 June 2014

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ISBN: 978-1-78412-511-0

“• Highlights the hidden problem of low health literacy and the impact that this has on our ability to access, understand, engage and participate in our health and social care.

• Explains that low health literacy leads to poor health outcomes and widens health inequality.

• Calls for all of us involved in health and social care to systematically address health literacy as a priority in our efforts to improve health and reduce health inequalities.

• Sets out an ambition for all of us in Scotland to have the confidence, knowledge, understanding and skills we need to live well, with any health condition we have.

• Lays out the actions the Scottish Government and partners are taking to help all of us in health and social care collaborate and help realise this ambition.”

 

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