Readying the global population for self-care: health literacy in the 2020's

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This event will explore the evolution in our understanding of health literacy and identify practical strategies to improve health literacy in community populations. The role of the pharmacist in health literacy is also discussed.

Health literacy describes the skills that enable individuals to obtain, understand and use information to make decisions and take actions that have an impact on health. Several countries now have well established national strategies and plans to improve health literacy through programs to improve the skills of patients and the public, and service changes to reduce the literacy demands on patients and the public.

To discuss health literacy, how it readies the global population for self-care and how pharmacists can contribute

Learning objectives:
• Define health literacy.
• Describe different rates of health literacy around the world.
• Discuss challenges and opportunities for improving health literacy;
• Critique the role of the pharmacist in health literacy.

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Online presentationInternational Pharmaceutical Federation: Shaping the future of self-care through pharmacy
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