Part A: About this Toolkit
This section explains the background leading to the development of the toolkit, the purpose of the toolkit and how the toolkit is structured.
Part B: Why this Toolkit
This section provides information about: the context and definition of health literacy and why health literacy is important; the link between literacy and health, and literacy’s effect on health. This section also introduces the health literacy framework and its four domains (access, understand, evaluate and communicate) and describes the roles that individuals and organizations play in fostering health literacy.
Part C: Using the Toolkit
This section of the toolkit discusses using a participatory approach, enablers to support health literacy work, and ideas and tools to support assessing readiness, action planning and evaluation.
Throughout the toolkit you will see definitions and practical examples. And you will see some real stories of people who are championing health literacy. The tools included represent some of the most useful and practical tools, as judged by the Learning for Health demonstration sites. A list of key references is provided at the end of the toolkit.