Ilona Kickbusch


Health literacy - A new concept for general practice?

Health literacy is the ability to understand and interpret the meaning of health information in written, spoken or digital form and how this motivates people to embrace or disregard actions relating to health. Recognition of the health literacy status of individuals allows use of appropriate...

Healthy societies: addressing 21st Century health challenges

This paper argues that we are at a turning point in health policy and that changes in the existing health care system will not be sufficient to maintain and improve our health. Both our extensive knowledge about what creates health, as well as the exponentially...