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The aim of Health Literacy Europe is to facilitate knowledge transfer and development concerning health literacy policy, research and practice. Health Literacy Europe joins advocacy at European and global levels to build health literacy for all.

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The Eurpean Health Literacy Project

Health Literacy Europe is a spin-off of the European Health Literacy Project (2009-2012). The project illustrated the health literacy gap in eight European countries and identified the need for action regarding research, policy and practice.


When the project finished Health Literacy Europe along with many newly established networks, interest groups, alliances, etc. have been working to influence the European health agenda. Notably, the WHO M-POHL action network has been established to continue the monitoring of population health literacy in European countries.

The results are expected in 2021.

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As part of the advocacy agenda Health Literacy Europe works with the Health Literacy Coalition in Brussels including the European Patients Forum, the Standing Committee of European Doctors, the European Federation of Nurses, the European Health Management Association and MSD who works together to advance health literacy on the EU agenda.

Contact us to explore collaboration opportunities.

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