Health literacy is not only essential in coping with health impairments and (chronic) disease, but also in meeting the challenges of maintaining good health, coping with increasingly complex health care systems, and making informed decisions. Health literacy encompasses functional literary skills, as well as the knowledge and ability to search for, understand, evaluate and apply health information.
International studies have already indicated for some time that the health literacy of the population needs to be improved. Recently, this has been confirmed by initial findings from Germany. Contributing to better database and intervention development is the aim of the activities in this research area. For this purpose, a series of studies has recently been conducted. Newly published reports on health literacy in time comparison, digital health literacy, general health literacy during the corona pandemic and health literacy of people with a migration background can be found in the literature list.
The publication list for the topic area Health Literacy can be found here.
The publication list of the working group can be found here.