Health Literacy in Wales: A scoping document for Wales
This scoping report identifies a Welsh definition of health literacy, explores implications for Wales, provides an overview of current activities, considers measurement opportunities, and offers evidence-based recommendations for the Welsh Assembly Government’s consideration of how to improve health literacy in Wales.
Physician Overestimation of Patient Literacy: A Potential Source of Health Care Disparities
This article from Kelly and Haidet investigates physician overestimation of patient literacy levels in a primary care setting. The research found that overestimation is common, occuring more with minority patients providing a source of disparities in health care.
New Directions in Research on Public Health and Health Literacy
This article from Cynthia Baur discusses a public health approach to health literacy. Baur examines the use of four frameworks to examine public health and health literacy and produce new findings about health literacy.
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.