Committee on Health Literacy & Self-care
Health systems are still siloed and disease-centred, where they need to start taking a person-centred approach to improve their services. This means that every individual using health and social services is seen as an equal partner in planning, developing and monitoring care from an early stage, instead of merely undergoing treatment when sick. However, person-centred care requires major investments in health literacy, self-management and opportunities to consider patient needs. How can the EU facilitate this shift? Which barriers are preventing effective self-care? And how can we boost health literacy? Is digital health an enabler or a challenge in this context?