At the spring session of the General Meeting of Healthy Cities, it was approved to join the Alliance for Health Literacy – to become part of the organisations and institutions of the Czech Republic which are aware of the social and individual value of health and regard health literacy as an essential part of culture in the 21st century.
The Alliance for Health Literacy seeks to disseminate information on this issue, to develop a dialogue between citizens and public administration, between patients and health professionals, and to strengthen health literacy and its promotion. On an international scale, the outcomes of the survey on the health literacy rate in the Czech Republic are quite unsatisfactory. The Alliance wishes to respond to this situation actively to achieve improvement with Healthy Cities being a logical partner in these activities.
For more information: www.uzg.cz