HPH and Health Literate Health Care Organizations (HPH & HLO)

WG Leader: Jürgen M. Pelikan, Austria
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Terms of Reference:

1. Adaptation to and translation of tools and indicators for different health care contexts based upon the “Vienna Concept of a Health Literate Health Care Organization (V-HLO)” and recent developments for monitoring, benchmarking and improving organizational HL in health care;

2. Giving examples on best evidence practices of HLO related to HPH models and tools (evidence, staff competences and patient preferences)

3. Disseminate best practice examples of HLO and HPH models and tools through the International HPH Network

4. Support the increase of health professionals’ competence on health literate health care;

5. Establishing a database for health literate hospitals and health services programs.


Participants of the working group

(in alphabetical order)

Name Organization Country
Pietro DEL GIUDICE University of Udine Italy
Christina DIETSCHER Austrian Ministry of Health and Women's Affairs Austria
Sally FAWKES HPH Network Australia, La Trobe University Australia
Kjersti FLØTTEN HPH Network Norway Norway
Oana GRÖNE Gesundheit für Billstedt/Horn UG Germany
Jörg HASLBECK Careum Research Switzerland
Gilles HENRARD Département de Médicine Générale de l'Ulg Belgium
Maureen JOHNSON Barwon Health
Kai KOLPATZIK AOK Bundesverband Germany
Eva LEUPRECHT WHO-CC-HPH at Gesundheit Österreich GmbH (Austrian Public Health Institute) Austria
Diane LEVIN-ZAMIR Department of Health Education and Promotion, Clalit Health Services Israel
Jack Jin-Ding LIN Spring Sunshine Center for Intellectual Development; School of Public Health, National Defense Medical Center; Board of Directors, Taiwan HPH Network Taiwan
Peter NOWAK Vice-director, WHO-CC-HPH at Gesundheit Österreich GmbH (Austrian Public Health Institute) Austria
Jürgen M. PELIKAN Director, WHO-CC-HPH at Gesundheit Österreich GmbH (Austrian Public Health Institute) Austria
Yuki SEIDLER Medical University of Vienna Austria
Ragnhild STORSTEIN SPILKER NAKMI (Oslo University Hospital) Norway
Ying-Wei WANG Director-General, Health Promotion Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare Taiwan Taiwan

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