IHLA Global Summit
About the Summit
The first Global Health Literacy Summit is the first largest and most diverse global gathering on health literacy.
The first Global Health Literacy Summit is the first largest and most diverse global
gathering on health literacy. Organized by the International Health Literacy
Association and hosted by the E-DA Healthcare
University, the first
Global Health Literacy Summit will be held in Kaohsiung on 3-5th October 2021.
The summit will bring together over 500 people from 80 countries to network and
share ideas on how to advance health literacy. The theme of the Summit is
“Health Literacy for All”
its importance for equity and sustainable
Features of the Summit
With over 500 leaders on the frontline
of health, the Summit will be a great
opportunity to network on a global
and regional level.
The Summit will feature leaders
from civil society, the government,
sector, academia, clinical practice
The Summit agenda has been developed
in consultation with health literacy
champions all over the world to explore relevant issues
The theme of the Summit, Health Literacy for All shows the commitment by the
global stakeholders in responding to new challenges of inequalities and inequity. It
is imperative to think beyond the individual personal state of well-being, but also
the relationship health literacy holds on an organizational level. Health should be
regarded as an objective of economic development. “Health Literacy for All” is a
calling for efforts beyond medicine and public health, encouraging
all sectors to be involved to enhance a fresh view of viewing health. Health
literacy is a public health challenge we cannot neglect. We must act as health
literacy champions to advance health for all.
Plenary program of the Global Health Literacy Summit
Health Literacy and the Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals are designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a
better and more sustainable future for all” by representatives from academia,
intergovernmental organizations, civil societies, and NGOs.
Global and National Policies for Health Literacy
Global and National policies provide the guidelines for action, and are built on
evidence and reason. Health decisions are interactions between the capacities of
The Role of Health Literacy During a Pandemic: COVID-19
In the unfortunate recent outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the public eye
shifted from emerging cases in the Wuhan Province,
China to a worldwide
Digital Health Literacy and the Era of Artificial Intelligence
Digital health literacy is an extension of health literacy, but focuses on the context
of technology- bringing it into a new dimension. Health technology solutions need
go beyond building literacy to functional/critical skills.
The Aim of the IHLA Global Health Literacy Summit is to UnitePpeople Around the World Working to Promote Health Literacy
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