The media is an important social institution that has a key role to play in improving the health literacy of the public, policymakers and journalists themselves. Improving health literacy is essential for achieving improved understanding of the implications of health and other sectors’ policies. Health literacy facilitates participatory and transparent approaches to policy-making, which are prerequisites for strengthening action on social determinants of health. The media includes the information and communication units of health administration, national public health institutions and other arms of government. Beyond publishing reports and press releases, these institutions` role is to improve the health literacy of health journalists more broadly.
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