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Making it Easier - a health literacy action plan for Scotland 2017-2025

Making it Easier - a health literacy action plan for Scotland 2017-2025

Monday, November 27, 2017

ISBN: 9781788511353

Making it Easier, builds on what we’ve learned so far about health literacy. It moves us closer to removing barriers and preventing them being put there in the first place. It will improve how we design and deliver services for the future. It is a cornerstone of Realistic Medicine’s drive to better support people’s needs through shared decision-making.

Executive Summary

The case for action on health literacy is set out in Making it Easy – A Health Literacy Action Plan for Scotland, published in 2014. It set out the ambition for Scotland to be a health-literate society that enables all of us to have the confidence, knowledge, understanding and skills to maintain good health.

The actions set out in Making it Easier – A Health Literacy Action Plan for Scotland 2017-2025 are designed to take the next steps in improving health literacy practice across the health and care system.

The actions are:

1. Share the learning from Making it Easy across

Scotland.

2. Embed ways to improve health literacy in policy

and practice.

3. Develop more health literacy responsive organisations and communities.

4. Design supports and services to better meet

people’s health literacy levels.