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Health literacy – challenges for the future
Göteborgs universitet, Sweden.
Karlskrona Tekniska Högskola, Sweden.
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. (Forskargruppen för samproduktionsforskning inom hälsa och välfärd)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3787-1040
Høgskolen i Innlandet.
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Objective of the workshop: The aim is to highlight and discuss critical health literacy issues and concerns and pinpoint future challenges in theory, research and practice in order to strengthen supportive environments for health literacy.  Background: Health literacy is a dynamic concept that more and more has come to the fore over the last ten years. This has led to an evolvement of a number of definitions with varying conceptual definitions and focus. A progression has occurred from health literacy focused on individuals' understanding of health information, to more complex definitions on people´s ability to use health literacy for societal influence i.e. critical health literacy. In a health promotion approach and in health promotion practice, health literacy is seen as a resource for the individual's health as well as for population health. Health literacy is also seen as a result of efforts to enhance health and equity in health between population groups, locally, nationally and internationally. In this workshop critical health literacy will be discussed from a health promotion perspective. PhD students who participate in the workshop and thereafter write a paper can be examined and approved equivalent for 1,5 ECTS.  Organization of the workshop The workshop is building upon active interaction between the participants.  It starts with a short introduction to the concept of health literacy, the most common definitions and a summing-up of current research within the field, elucidated from different perspectives with some Nordic examples from practice. Thereafter the participants discuss and reflect issues, and concerns and future challenges in research and practice from their own experiences and perspectives in subgroups. Finally a summary of the group discussions with pinpoint of future challenges according to supportive environments in plenum will be done.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016.
Keywords [en]
health literacy, workshop, challenges, supportive environments, capacity building
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Medical and Health Sciences Other Medical Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41262OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-41262DiVA, id: diva2:1260033
Conference
The 8th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference, June 22, 2016, Jyväskylä, Finland.
Available from: 2018-10-31 Created: 2018-10-31 Last updated: 2018-12-05Bibliographically approved

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