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
2. Embed ways to improve health literacy in policy
3. Develop more health literacy responsive organisations and communities.
4. Design supports and services to better meet
people’s health literacy levels.