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Vol. 14, No. 4-5, 2011
Issue release date: July 2011
Section title: Paper
Public Health Genomics 2011;14:195–200
(DOI:10.1159/000324241)

Health Literacy: The Essential Catalyst for the Responsible and Effective Translation of Genome-Based Information for the Benefit of Population Health

Sørensen K. · Brand H.
Department of International Health, CAPHRI School, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands

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Published online: July 05, 2011
Issue release date: July 2011

Number of Print Pages: 6
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ISSN: 1662-4246 (Print)
eISSN: 1662-8063 (Online)

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Abstract

The complexity and novelty of public health genomics poses a challenge to ensure effective and responsible translation of genome-based information for the benefit of population health. The aim of this article is to provide literature-based insight into how the concept of health literacy can act as a catalyst for the translation process and to comment on the necessity to adapt new perspectives in a rapidly changing world, such as e.g. the health literacy-friendly approach of Google. Taking advantage of the potential of health literacy in the population along with a recognized role of health professionals as knowledge brokers and ‘nudges’ will benefit the efficiency and responsibility of translating genome-based knowledge.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Paper

Published online: July 05, 2011
Issue release date: July 2011

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1662-4246 (Print)
eISSN: 1662-8063 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PHG


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