Research has shown there is a strong relationship between a person’s health literacy and their health status.


Supporting health literacy


Health literacy is supported by a health system focus on:


  • services being easy to access and navigate
  • effective health worker communication
  • clear and relevant health messages that empower everyone to make informed choices.


Health literacy framework


We have developed A Framework for Health Literacy to support each level of the health and disability system in responding to the health literacy needs of all New Zealanders.

  • Health literacy reviews

    When your organisation decides to carry out a health literacy review, it is committing to making health literacy business as usual.
  • Publications

    Research on health literacy and how to improve health literacy, including resources to use with patients.