September 4, 2019

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act and determines how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Therefore, mental healthliteracy is important at every stage of life.

Foster is a...

November 25, 2018

While attending the 6th Asian Health Literacy Conference in Taichung I had a mind blowing experience. I needed medicine for a cold and our host took us to the pharmacy called MOLECURE. It was like stepping into the future. Instead of a normal clinical drugstore we ente...

November 20, 2018

October is health literacy month. 

For this occasion, I wanted to make a special tribute to health literacy leadership by putting health literacy champions in the spotlight who have been an inspiration during my own health literacy journey. Hence, I asked the champions...

October 6, 2018

New technologies, such as personalised medicine, require new skills which are closely linked to the concept of health literacy and open the debate for many societal, scientific and ethical questions. When it is increasingly possible to “manage” health issues, several q...

December 3, 2017

Congratulation to NHS Scotland for their achievement in launching their new heath literacy action plan called Making it Easier. The opening poem says it all. Enjoy!

"This is bad enough
So please …
Don’t give me
gobbledegook.
Don’t give me
pages and dense pages
and
“this...

December 1, 2017

Here is a handy guide for politicians and decision makers with arguments to build the case for health literacy. 

It is a one-pager that explains what health literacy is and why it is important.

In a short-cut it provides the input on why health literacy is evident, measu...

December 1, 2017

A year ago I wrote the booklet called "Health literacy is a political choice" to inform decision-makers and politicians in a short and concise manner about health literacy. In its new kindle version it can be downloaded from Amazon.

Together we can face the health liter...

June 27, 2017

Health literacy is all about people-centered health. Through the investment in health literacy we can help ensure to leave no one behind. When we are able to find, understand. appraise and apply information to form judgement and make decisions concerning healthcare, di...

June 14, 2017

Health literacy is a political choice and I am encouraging governments and other relevant stakeholders across the world to develop health literacy strategies and action plans to enforce investment in this crucial action area. Following in the footsteps of mostly Englis...

June 7, 2017

Help me explore the disruptive power of health literacy. Please share your observations, your ideas and reflections with me on Facebook or send me an email.

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