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Nov. 29, 2017

Making it Easier: A Health Literacy Action Plan for Scotland

Region: Europe Policy document Empowering and engaging people and communities, Reorienting the model of care, Creating an enabling environment Source: Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland

Making it Easier- a health literacy plan for Scotland 2017-25, builds on the current learning about health literacy and aims to remove and prevent barriers. Health literacy is the degree to ehich individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropiate health decisions

The new guidance aims to improve design and delivery of services founded on the following themes: 

- equal access

- shared decision-making

- people supported to live and die well on their own terms with the health conditions they have