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Round table: Health workforce meets health services research.

Rademakers, J., Sorensen, K. Round table: Health workforce meets health services research. European Journal of Public Health: 2018, 28(supl. 4), p. 264. Abstracts: 11 th European Public Health conference: Winds of change: towards new ways of improving public health in Europe, Ljubljana, Slovenia 28 November –1 December 2018.


The aim of this round table is to provide an overview of important recent insights and developments in the domain of health literacy research and policy in Europe. The implications for research, policy and practice will be discussed with the audience.

There will be five short presentations:
1. Quick scan of health literacy developments in Europe in the past five years. Jany Rademakers, PhD, Head research department Nivel, Utrecht, Professor Health literacy and patient participation, CAPHRI, Maastricht University, the Netherlands.
2. Health literacy in Childhood and Adolescence; main consortium findings. Orkan Okan, PhD., Senior researcher, project manager HLCA, University of Bielefeld, Germany.
3. From the Health Literacy Survey Europe (HLS-EU) to Measuring Population and Organizational Health Literacy (M-POHL). Jürgen M. Pelikan, PhD Professor em. sociology (University of Vienna), Director, Competence Center Health
Promotion in Hospitals and Health Care, at Gesundheit Österreich GmbH (Austrian Public Health Institute).
4. The development of the social movement of health literacy in Europe and beyond. Kristine Sørensen, PhD, Global Health Literacy Academy, Denmark.
5. Towards holistic health literacy policies in Europe; results of a recent WHO evidence synthesis. Gill Rowlands, PhD, Professor of General Practice, Newcastle University, UK .

Key messages:
- Health literacy is an important public health asset.
- Health literacy policies should be targeted at different levels and areas of society.