Health Literacy in Israel - From Measurement to Intervention: Two Case Studies

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Abstract

This report focuses on opportunities, challenges and outcomes of health literacy related interventions in Israel, based on health literacy measurement. The importance of a system's and community approaches are discussed, as is cultural appropriateness. Two case studies are highlighted - the first on childhood immunization and the second on self-management of chronic health situations. In the second example, a combination of community, media, digital, and face-to-face interventions comprise a broad approach to intervention. The impact and some findings are presented, including conclusions derived from each initiative.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth Literacy in Clinical Practice and Public Health
Subtitle of host publicationNew Initiatives and Lessons Learned at the Intersection with other Disciplines
EditorsRobert A. Logan, Elliot R. Siegel
PublisherIOS Press
Pages220-228
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781643680743
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume269
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Israel also has partnered with international stakeholders for strategic projects, such as the Diabetes Literacy Project supported by the European Commission, and the Health Literacy of Children and Adolescents (HLCA) project from Germany [9-10].

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 The authors and IOS Press. All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Health literacy
  • chronic care
  • diabetes
  • digital health literacy
  • health promotion
  • immunization
  • universal healthcare
  • vaccination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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