The Global Health Literacy Academy is founded by Kristine Sørensen with the aim of developing the potential of people, professionals, organisations, systems, and communities for creating a health literate society.
Through capacity building, the Global Health Literacy Academy provides knowledge, motivation and competency to people to act as health literacy leaders in everyday life to improve health and quality of life for all.
As a thought leader Kristine Sørensen is committed to advance the global scope and scale of health literacy. Her educational background is in medicine, public health and global health diplomacy. She has acted as an advisor to McKinsey, the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and the World Health Organization. Kristine Sørensen and her colleagues from the HLS-EU European Health Literacy project (2009-2012) received the European Health Award 2012 for their societal impact. In 2017 she received the International Health Literacy Award for the launch of the International Health Literacy Association.
Kristine Sørensen is the executive chair for Health Literacy Europe - a network for advancing European health literacy and was among the initiators of several national and regional networks. She is also the first president of the International Health Literacy Association.
Kristine Sørensen is member of the global advisory boards of the Asian Health Literacy Association, Bridge4Health (CAN), MILSA (SWE) and the Health Literacy for Children and Adolescence (DE). She is an active member of the International Union of Health Promotion and Education as well as Rotary International.
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