What is health literacy?

Health Literacy

Health literacy means more than just the ability to read and understand health-related information. It also includes the confidence to navigate healthcare services and make well-informed decisions about self-management. Health literacy is a life skill for everyone.

The impact and cost of health literacy

People with low health literacy may be more likely to miss appointments. Improving health literacy levels can help enhance quality of life, improve patient outcomes and reduce costs for the NHS.

Our health literacy project

Aubrey Keep Library is running a 12-month health literacy project. Contact us (details below) to find out more or to discuss collaboration. Current activities include: 

Watch this space for further updates on this project, including Tweets relating to our work and blogs from young readers involved in our pilot Shelf Help reading group.

We would love to hear from you!

Catherine Jenkins, Health Literacy Project Manager

Aubrey Keep Library, NELFT, Goodmayes Hospital, Barley Lane, Ilford IG3 8XJ

Email: catherine.jenkins@nelft.nhs.uk

Phone: 0300 555 1200 (64504 if internal)