This report provides an overview of Austria’s approaches to improve population health literacy (HL). The report suggests: a) research can trigger health policy responses to improve HL; b) linking HL improvement to other reform agendas can boost effectiveness, and c) coordination is required for continuously and systematically working towards better HL. Examples of strategic thematic approaches and interventions – especially in the fields of communication in healthcare, health information products, and organizational HL responsiveness – are provided, and Austria’s role in preparing the next European HL survey, HLS19, is briefly described.
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