[PDF] Investing in health literacy : what do we know about the co-benefits to the education sector of actions targeted at children and young people?

Source:
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Publisher:
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Publication date:
28 July 2016

Abstract

This brief synthesizes what we know about the co-benefits for the education sector of health literacy programmes, and outlines the evidence on how to secure such co-benefits. It is hoped that setting out the evidence on effectiveness and co-benefits to other sectors more clearly will increase the potential for support from outside the health sector and facilitate the implementation of health literacy programmes.