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

Published on Jan 1, 2011in World review of nutrition and dietetics1.30
· DOI :10.1159/000324241
Kristine Sørensen14
Estimated H-index: 14
(UM: Maastricht University),
Helmut R. Brand30
Estimated H-index: 30
(UM: Maastricht University)
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.
  • References (25)
  • Citations (19)
#1Christopher H. Wade (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 12
#2Colleen M. McBride (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 53
Last.Lawrence C. Brody (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 53
view all 4 authors...
#1Darcy A. Freedman (USC: University of South Carolina)H-Index: 13
#2Kimberly D. Bess (Vandy: Vanderbilt University)H-Index: 10
Last.Kenneth A. Wallston (Vandy: Vanderbilt University)H-Index: 60
view all 6 authors...
#1H. Burton (Teesside University)H-Index: 1
#2M. Adams (Teesside University)H-Index: 1
Last.Peter Schröder-Bäck (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 8
view all 4 authors...
#1Andrea J. Apter (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 37
#2Michael K. Paasche-Orlow (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 43
Last.Rima E. Rudd (Harvard University)H-Index: 31
view all 8 authors...
Cited By19
#1Ernst Hafen (ETH Zurich)H-Index: 22
#2D. Kossmann (ETH Zurich)H-Index: 1
Last.Angela Brand (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 17
view all 3 authors...
View next paperHealth literacy as a public health goal: a challenge for contemporary health education and communication strategies into the 21st century