The Department of Health has commissioned Ipsos MRBI to complete a national survey about health literacy on its behalf. The same survey is being conducted across a number of other countries throughout Europe.
Health literacy is the ability to access, understand and use information to promote and maintain good health. Measuring health literacy is a vital starting point for identifying groups who need support to improve their health literacy. This research project will survey people aged 18 and older in different counties in Ireland about their health literacy and will feed into the HLS19 Project, a comparative European survey of population health literacy.