Developments and perspectives of health literacy in Europe

Kristine Sørensen*, Helmut Brand

*Corresponding author for this work

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A decade ago the European health literacy field was in its infancy. A comparable study among EU Member States was made to explore if health literacy was as much as a concern in Europe as elsewhere in the world. This article analyses the impact of the European Health Literacy project (2009-2012). Based on the outcomes new avenues for health literacy in Europe are proposed. In spite of progress there is still a strong call for actions to make health literacy a priority in the EU.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-12
Number of pages3
JournalPublic Health Forum
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017


  • Europa
  • Health Literacy
  • HLS-EU


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