Making it Easy: a health literacy action plan for Scotland – 3 June 2014
“• 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.”