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1 Assistant Secretary Elmer G. Punzalan, MD, FICS, MHA, MHSA

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5 The Challenges of HEALTH LITERACY in Asia and the Pacific: Where do we stand?

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7 What are the PRESENT LEVELS of health literacy throughout Asia-Pacific?

8 Assistant Secretary Elmer G. Punzalan, MD, FICS, MHA, MHSA Which MEASUREMENT TOOLS are available for measurement of health literacy in the region?

9 Assistant Secretary Elmer G. Punzalan, MD, FICS, MHA, MHSA 1. Word Recognition Test: REALM Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine 2.Reading Comprehension Test: TOFHLA Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults

10 Assistant Secretary Elmer G. Punzalan, MD, FICS, MHA, MHSA How can health literacy Be IMPROVED and ACHIEVE HEALTH GAINS?

11 Assistant Secretary Elmer G. Punzalan, MD, FICS, MHA, MHSA 1) Financing, 2) Service Delivery, 3) Regulation, and 4) Governance,

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14 > NO SMOKING (Huwag Manigarilyo) > DON'T DRINK ALCOHOL (Iwas Alak) > NO TO ILLEGAL DRUGS (Talo Ka sa > NO SMOKING (Huwag Manigarilyo) > DON'T DRINK ALCOHOL (Iwas Alak) > NO TO ILLEGAL DRUGS (Talo Ka sa Droga) > EAT LOW-FAT, LOW SALT, HIGH FIBER Droga) > EAT LOW-FAT, LOW SALT, HIGH FIBER DIET (Wastong Pagkain) > PREVENT HYPERTENSION (Bantay DIET (Wastong Pagkain) > PREVENT HYPERTENSION (Bantay Presyon) > DO PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (Katawang Presyon) > DO PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (Katawang Aktibo) > MANAGE STRESS (Bawas Stress) Aktibo) > MANAGE STRESS (Bawas Stress)

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22 * an integrated system solution of data collection and utilization * for efficient and effective use of evidence-based health information * for planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. * The system provides reliable, accurate and timely information * The system provides reliable, accurate and timely information.

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26 Policy makers Program Planners Program Managers Service Providers Local Government Executives Development Partners The Academe Civil Society

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28 National Government Office of the President Department Department Department Of Of Of Of Of Of Education Health Finance Education Health Finance Medical Centers Health Centers Barangay Health Units People

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30 How does this EVIDENCE of SUCCESS inform Policy Development and Practice in the region?

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32 What are the key messages for scaling up EFFECTIVE HEALTH LITERACY INTERVENTIONS for health gains?

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35 1.Health care access and navigation 2. Chronic disease management 3. Disease prevention and screening

36 Assistant Secretary Elmer G. Punzalan, MD, FICS, MHA, MHSA * Action and motivation * Development of preventive health practices * Opportunities to access and evaluate information * Practice health promoting and risk-eliminating/reducing behaviors

37 Assistant Secretary Elmer G. Punzalan, MD, FICS, MHA, MHSA Improving health literacy necessitates: 1.Effective communication skills of health care providers 2. Efforts to enhance patient-physician communications especially among disadvantaged populations

38 Assistant Secretary Elmer G. Punzalan, MD, FICS, MHA, MHSA 3. Interventions: a) Make written health information easier to Understand b) Access health literacy organizations/programs c) Provide literacy education computer-assisted instructions d)Traditional text-based instructions, self-paced study materials and multimedia

39 Assistant Secretary Elmer G. Punzalan, MD, FICS, MHA, MHSA Improved health literacy equates with: better knowledge self efficacy and self-care behavior optimal use of preventive health services

40 Assistant Secretary Elmer G. Punzalan, MD, FICS, MHA, MHSA Less use of emergency department Decreased hospitalization Better compliance rates Healthy Living

41 Assistant Secretary Elmer G. Punzalan, MD, FICS, MHA, MHSA lesser mortality rates cultural competence lesser health disparities leading to success in achieving lifes goals.

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44 Healthy people learn better…. Effective health literacy interventions help improve peoples health... Improved peoples health makes more productive citizens…. More productive citizens contribute to a more productive country…. A more productive country makes a more progressive world…. and A more progressive world gives us a better place to live in!

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46 Department of Health PHILIPPINES EVERYONE !


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