Resource Spotlight: Building Health Literate Organizations: A Guidebook to Achieving Organizational Change
Health literacy is basic to quality health care that concentrates on safety and equity, write the authors of Building Health Literate Organizations: A Guidebook to Achieving Organizational Change.
According to a current definition, Health literacy is, "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.”
The group argues that to improve health literacy, organizations and people must change their behaviors. The book contains health literacy development areas and case studies in key areas for organizational learning, including: engaging leadership, preparing the workforce, involving served populations and enhancing verbal communication.
The authors would like readers to use the book as a guide, not a step-by-step manual. Readers can start anywhere.
Past Resource Spotlights
- Fulfilling the Health Agenda for Women and Children: The 2014 Report
- Recruitment of Community Health Workers
- Foundation for Universal Health Coverage and the Post-2015 Development Agenda