Health literacy in public health
The concept of health literacy is rapidly gaining importance in public health circles and has expanded in recent years to encompass information seeking, decision-making, problem solving and critical thinking applied to disease prevention and health promotion.
This on-going collection of manuscripts from Archives of Public Health, brings together empirical research on the health literacy with a specific focus on measurement of health literacy in community settings or at population level, links between health literacy, healthy lifestyle, health outcomes and health service use; role of health literacy in explaining socio-economic disparities in health; interventions to advance health literacy or to facilitate access of services to persons with low levels of health literacy.
This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal's standard peer-review process. The Guest Editors declare no competing interests.