Guidance

Local action on health inequalities: improving health literacy

This practice resource and summary present factors affecting access to public health services and illustrate approaches to make changes.

Documents

Improving health literacy to reduce health inequalities

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Improving health literacy to reduce health inequalities (briefing summary)

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Detail

Health literacy refers to the skills, knowledge, understanding and confidence needed to use health and social care information and services.

These documents explain how:

  • these individual factors influence public health

  • local health providers can improve health literacy