martes, 6 de diciembre de 2016

WHO Declaration Links Health Literacy to Sustainable Development Goals

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WHO Declaration Links Health Literacy to Sustainable Development Goals
Participants in the 9th Global Conference on Health Promotion, November 2016, formally linked health literacy improvement to achievement of the U.N.’s 2030 development agenda and goals. They developed the “Shanghai Declaration on Promoting Health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” and highlight ways health literacy can empower people and drive equity.
To view the full declaration, visit the International Health Literacy section of our website

Many government agencies and academic, for-profit and non-profit organizations have health literacy programs, participate in committees, and contribute to plans and reports. This page links to the health literacy web resources of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Institute of Medicine, and international organizations.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Literacy Web Pages

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and its agencies contribute to the science and practice of health literacy improvement. Learn what agencies are doing about health literacy.

Other Federal Agencies Health Activities

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), U.S. Department of Agriculture, sponsors nutrition, health, and wellness programs and is a partner with the Cooperative Extension System and its National Framework for Health and Wellness. NIFA distributes federal funds for state and local programs and provides national leadership in food and agricultural sciences.

International Health Literacy Web Pages

Find out about health literacy activities in countries other than the U.S.

National Academy of Medicine Roundtables

The Roundtable on Health Literacy brings together leaders from academia, industry, government, foundations and associations, and representatives of patient and consumer interests to improve health literacy. The Roundtable produces reports about many health literacy issues and posts them on the IOM’s web site.

The Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care draws on insights and leadership from the scientific, clinical, commercial, voluntary, and public sectors to improve the communication and understanding of evidence important to decision-making in health care.  The Roundtable issues reports on patient engagement and other issues related to health literacy.  

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