NZ Health Navigator
This website provides health information and self-help resources for New Zealanders to help navigate the health system and make better health decisions.
Understanding Health Literacy: An Expanded Model
This article by Zarcadoolas, Pleasant, and Greer provides a useful synopsis of health literacy through history, comparisons and concepts to provide a useful model to understand the importance of health literacy.
The Health Literacy Style Manual
This guide (105 pages) is a resource to improve and develop applications, notices, and other print materials related to government health programmes with a focus on health literacy.
The Contribution of Health Literacy to Disparities in Self-Rated Health Status and Preventive Health Behaviours in Older Adults
This article by Bennett et al. assesses whether low health literacy contributes to older adults with low self-rated health status.
Low Literacy, High Risk: The Hidden Challenge Facing Health Care in California
This report from the California Health Literacy Initiative provides an interesting look into the barriers that are restricting patients and the health system from improving health literacy in California.
Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes for Patients with Low Literacy – A Systematic Review
This article from Pignone et al. provide a systematic review of interventions designed to improve health outcomes for persons with low literacy.
Healthy People 2020
Healthy People 2020 is a science-based, 10-year collection of national objectives for promoting health and preventing disease in the United States, collated by the U.S. Department of Human & Health Services. Builds on the previous initiative Healthy People 2010.
Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
This toolkit (227 pages) developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in the United States provides primary care providers with a comprehensive toolkit to assess their services in terms of health literacy, raise awareness amongst their staff, and work on specific areas with their patient populations.
Health Literacy: Concept, Measurement and Practice
This report (35 pages) details the events and outcomes of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education Global Conference, with ideas for better communication and improving health literacy based on a systemic approach.
Health Literacy as a Tool to Improve the Public Understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease
This article by Koblarz et al. looks into the barriers, lessons and strategies that are involved in creating public understanding of chronic illnesses.