Health Literacy

Key Research Area:
Health Literacy in Complex Environments


Health Literacy refers to the ability of individuals to obtain health care information, to understand and evaluate this information and to employ it in manner conducive to health enhancement. Owing to the increasingly complex scientific, social, cultural and economic factors and knowledge, the demands placed on the competence of those users of the health services are steadily growing.


The main aim within the framework of our Key Research Area on health literacy is the identification of essential factors for health literacy, and on this basis to develop and implement constructive working concepts.


Dr. Saskia Jünger (moderation)

ceres – Cologne Center for Ethics, Rights, Economics, and Social Sciences of Health
Universitätsstr. 91
50931 Köln

+49 (0)221 470-89109
saskia.juenger [at]