The guide “Health literacy policies – how can they be developed and implemented?” was presented at a webinar on Dec 6 2023. Besides the presentation of the guide, five countries provided a “reality check” of how health literacy policies were developed in their countries. The long version of the guide will be published on the M-POHL website at the end of January. The recording of the webinar can be found HERE.
As health literacy is considered critical to the achievement of health, and limited health literacy is still a widespread phenomenon, the topic is steadily gaining more interest from policy- and decision-makers. To meet the growing demand of decision-makers, a policy guide “Health literacy policies – how can they be developed and implemented?” was initiated to support policy-/decision-makers and administrators in implementing effective policies and actions to improve health literacy of the population on a national level. 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.