Literacy is a major issue in health provision

9 Sep 2002

For a fifth of Irish adults (OECD) there are great difficulties in filling in medical forms, reading medicine bottles / packaging, following signage in health centres or hospitals and reading health promotional material.In the light of this the theme for National Literacy Awareness Week (9th to 15th of September) is Health & Literacy. The Dental Health Foundation has worked closely with the National Adult Literacy Agency in addressing Health Literacy issues and supports the National Literacy Awareness week.Link to National Adult Literacy Agency Health and Literacy Poster by clicking here.