Julie Ayre, PhD, The University of Sydney, Australia
Enrique Castro-Sánchez, PhD, Brunel University London, UK
Peter Kolarčik, PhD, P.J. Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia
Submission Status: Open | Submission Deadline: 5 August 2024
BMC Public Health is calling for submissions to our Collection on Public health literacy. Limited personal health literacy is a predictor of poor health behaviors such as poor diet, smoking and lack of physical activity, and poor health outcomes such as increased risk of hospitalization and premature mortality in the population. There is a need for interventions to improve health literacy that can lead to positive changes in health behaviors, potentially reducing health inequalities. We welcome submissions addressing but not limited to: community-based interventions to improve and promote health literacy policy, (cost-)effectiveness of interventions in influencing health behaviors, population health literacy assessment, the relationship between personal health literacy skills and the health environment, links with chronic diseases, strategies to reduce health inequalities, effect of reducing health inequalities towards improving health literacy.
This Collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 3: Good Health & Well-Being, SDG 1: No Poverty, SDG 2: Zero Hunger and SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities.