Health literacy is a vital tool to build health knowledge and enable empowerment in health decision making at a community and individual level. There are different views of what constitutes health literacy with the most inclusive addressing broadly the skills and competencies required ?to seek out, comprehend, evaluate, and use health information and concepts to make informed choices, reduce health risks, and increase quality of life? (Zarcadoolas 2005). Poor health literacy has been shown to impact health seeking behaviour, access and awareness to preventive health.
|Title of host publication||Education in Australia: Cultural Influences, Global Perspectives and Social Challenges|
|Place of Publication||NY USA|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2013|