Area of Research Interest: Health Literacy

Published 19/08/2022   |   Last Updated 31/08/2022   |   Reading Time minutes

The Health and Social Care Committee has published an Area of Research Interest (ARI) on health literacy.

Health literacy is about an individual’s ability to find, understand, and act on health information, to know which health services to use, when to use them, and to be active partners in their care. It’s also how relevant organisations meet those needs, enabling individuals to access, understand and use health information and services.

Academics at all career stages, research institutions, and experts are encouraged to register their interest in the ARIs, add their existing research in the topic areas to the ARIs repository, provide their insights, and suggest questions that the Committee could ask the Welsh Government.

The Committee will use the information gathered through the ARI repository to scope and support its future work, in line with its strategy for the Sixth Senedd.

Those who respond to the survey will be entered onto a database of experts who may be contacted by Senedd staff to help them support the Committee to scrutinise the Welsh Government in this areas of interest. There is no need to contact committee staff directly, as they have access to all information you enter on the database.

Register your expertise and research insights on health literacy