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Education [health,parenting etc]

Three Health Literacy Case Studies


Case Studies

* Jahan, R.A. (2000) Promoting health literacy: a case study in the prevention of diarrhoeal disease from Bangladesh.; Health Promotion International, 15:4, 285-291.

A case study of a project to prevent diarrhoea in rural Bangladesh argues that health promotioninterventions must respond to the local context and needs. The article focuses on communication, community need and participation, identification of socio-economic and environmental determinants, and the role of field workers in interventions.

Health Literacy and Health Promotion


I Introduction
II Proposed Redefinition of Health Literacy
III Reasons for caution
IV Reasons to proceed
V Conclusion

Submitted by Irving Rootman, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Distinguished Scholar and Professor, Faculty of Human and Social Development, University of Victoria


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