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Panahi R, Ebrahimi G, Ahmadi A. Health Literacy: A Key Component of Controlling Social Determinants of Health. J Educ Community Health. 2018; 5 (1) :1-3
URL: http://jech.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-486-en.html
1- Department of Health Education, School of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Health Care Management, Islamic Azad University Tehran Medical Science, Tehran, Iran.
3- Department of Health Education, School of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran. , health.ahmadi@gmail.com
Abstract:   (1749 Views)
Today, Health Literacy (HL) is recognized as an important indicator of healthcare outcomes and costs, and the healthcare system's requirements, having high levels of HL. HL is widely considered as a determinant of health and a priority in the on the agenda of the Public Health Policy. Low HL is associated with a low level of health, wider inequalities and higher health costs. HL empowers people to play an active role in changing environments for influence on health. These broader HL concepts reflect the view that HL is not just a personal responsibility. Health systems, services, and health care sectors should provide the necessary facilities for improving HL at a wider level of the population. 
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Type of Study: Letters to Editor | Subject: Health Literacy
Received: 2018/04/12 | Accepted: 2018/05/6

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