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EPALE focus: Health literacy

13/12/2017
by EPALE Moderator
Language: EN
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EPALE Health Literacy

 

EPALE’s monthly focus for December 2017 is health literacy.

When we talk about adult education, health is rarely the first things to come to our minds – we more often think about basic skills or upskilling for the labour market. But adult education can be a powerful tool for improving people’s health and wellbeing.

The European Health Literacy Survey (2013) found that a concerning number of adults in Europe have poor health literacy. Weak health literacy competencies have been shown to result in less healthy choices, poorer health and more hospitalisation.

Here at EPALE we appreciate the importance of health literacy, especially for vulnerable groups like older people, minorities, and people with low income or education levels. EPALE’s teams from across Europe have gathered many interesting blog posts and useful resources on the topic.

Make sure to visit EPALE regularly in December for more new content on health literacy.

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  • Zintis Buls's picture
    Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Jelgavas pieaugušoizglītības iestādē “Zemgales reģiona kompetenču attīstības centrs” piekrītam, ka veselības pratībai visos laikos jāpievērš pastiprināta uzmanība ne vien pieaugušo izglītībā, bet arī ģimenē bērnudārzā un skolā. Tādēļ aktīvi organizējam un iesaistāmies iedzīvotāju veselības pratību veicinošās aktivitātēs. Kā pēdējā laika spilgtākais piemērs jāmin Jelgavas pilsētas pašvaldības projekts “Kompleksu veselības veicināšanas un slimību profilakses pasākumu īstenošana Jelgavas pilsētā, 1.kārta”. Tā ietvaros mūsu iestādē vingrošanas, jaundzimušo aprūpes un veselīga uztura nodarbības kopš augusta apmeklē dažāda vecuma pieaugušie – no topošajiem vecākiem līdz senioriem, kam 54 un vairāk gadu.
  • Armando Loureiro's picture
    O uso no quotidiano da informação e conhecimento sobre a saúde por adultos é certamente variável. Tal uso varia certamente com o nível de instrução da população em geral e da população adulto em particular. Em sociedades em que estes níveis ainda podem ser considerados baixos, sobretudo na população adulta e sénior, não admira que os níveis de iliteracia acerca da saúde sejam elevados, como é caso de Portugal.