Results & publications

In 2023 the policy guide “Health literacy policies – how can they be developed and implemented?” was developed, it is a product of M-POHL, initiated and sponsored by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health together with WHO/Europe and the Austrian National Public Health Institute.

The policy guide:

  • shares insights from currently existing health literacy policies, strategies and action plans as well as expert experiences and opinions that aim to inspire the development of national health literacy policies and actions in Europe and beyond. 
  • It brings together insights from (1) existing literature on action plans and interventions, including an expert snowballing search within M-POHL and among other partners, (2) experience and good practices collected from the M-POHL members and other countries, and (3) feedback collected in webinars with policy- and decision-makers from M-POHL members and other countries;
  • supports policy- and decision-makers as well as public administrators in reflecting, initiating, developing and implementing effective measures to improve health literacy of the population and health literacy friendliness of health organizations and interventions.

The guide “Health literacy policies – how can they be developed and implemented?” was presented at a webinar on Dec 6 2023. The recording of the webinar can be found HERE.

The guide will be made available in spring 2024.