Lectures and seminars Seminar series on Health Literacy: "Health Literacy - what is it and why is it important?"
In the first seminar of the series, the concept of Health Literacy and its significance for equitable access to health will be introduced.
"Health Literacy – what is it and why is it important?"
In the first part of the seminar, the concept of Health Literacy and its significance for equitable access to health will be introduced. Insights will be shared on how the Health Literacy agenda has changed over time and how it is being integrated in research, policy and practice around the world. Concrete examples will be provided from the work of the World Health Organization; governments, and health providers. Moreover, recommendations will be shared on how to shape Health Literacy by design. In the second part of the seminar, gives as short overview of Health Literacy research and practices in Sweden.
- Kristine Sørensen, PhD, Founder of the Global Health Literacy Academy; President of the International Health Literacy Association.
- Josefin Wångdahl, affiliated to the Division of Aging Research Center/NVS/KI.