• 1Aug

    Health literacy – talking the language of school education

    This article discusses linking education and health via health literacy, seeking common ground in the language used and arguments presented.

    The authors argue health literacy is strongly bound up with the field of education and forms a perfect bridge between the health and education fields.

    School education can contribute to health by laying the foundations for health literacy in childhood and adolescence.

    They present three main arguments in a bid to bring new insights into the discussion: health literacy is an outcome of education, health literacy corresponds well with the key competencies set forth by the OECD, and health literacy calls for targeted education on the matter.


    HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice. 2019;3(3):e161-e164