Why health literacy is everyone's business

Elisheba Muturi-Kihara

Abstract


Health literacy generally refers to the ability of individuals to access and use health information to make appropriate health decisions and maintain basic health (Canadian Council on Learning). Given the strong link between literacy, education and health status in Canada, the Health Libraries Association of BC (HLABC) encourages health professionals, the public, and librarians everywhere to raise Canada’s level of health literacy.


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ISSN 1918-6118