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Health literacy: the case of children and adolescents in schools

Health literacy, the ability of individuals to understand, critically appraise and use information related to their health, is an important component of education and has become more prominent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Approaches to improving health literacy education in schools are lacking in many European countries. 

This new report, co-authored by Leena Paakkari, University of Jyväskylä and Co-PI of HBSC Finland, makes the case for including health literacy education in schools, classrooms, and professional education and training to benefit the education and health sectors and suggests ways this can be achieved. 

The report provides a brief overview of the evidence on health literacy in children and adolescents; highlights the critical role of the education sector as beneficiary and implementer; places health literacy in schools within the wider WHO health literacy strategy and the whole-school approach; identifies key health literacy learning objectives and indicators, and suggests action opportunities for implementation and evaluation of health literacy in schools

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[07-09-2021 to 29-07-2022]

 


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