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Orkan Okan: We have just launched the WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Literacy
Jan 9, 2024, 19:05

Orkan Okan: We have just launched the WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Literacy

Orkan Okan, Professor of health literacy at Technical University of Munich, shared a post on LinkedIn:

“Dear friends and colleagues,

We have just launched the WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Literacy (WHOCC HL) at the TUM School of Medicine and Health, Department of Health and Sport Sciences at Technical University of Munich.

Thanks to Dr Faten Ben Abdelaziz and Dr Rüdiger Krech as well as Anastasia Koylyu from World Health Organization HQ and World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, respectively, and Dr Kristine Sørensen from Global Health Literacy Academy for the support in the past four years while jointly working on health literacy.

In the next four years, we will be working on the:

☑ development of a WHO global survey and tool to assess population-level health literacy in WHO member states
☑ development of WHO global survey and tool to assess school children’s levels of health literacy
☑ development of WHO framework for health literacy competency standards for young people to navigate emergencies
☑ creation of knowledge to inform the development of an evidence-based WHO global agenda on health literacy

I hope that many of you will join us at the WHOCC and actively contribute to our efforts to generate top-notch health literacy evidence to inform intervention and policy development, new studies and directions, and global collaborative action on health literacy. We are also looking forward to working closely with the Global Health Literacy Research Network (GLOBHL) and the International Health Literacy Association (IHLA)

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Source: Orkan Okan/LinkedIn