Journal article

What do we know about the nexus between culture, age, gender, and health literacy? Implications for improving the health and well-being of young indigenous males

A Merlino, JA Smith, M Adams, J Bonson, R Osborne, B Judd, M Drummond, D Aanundsen, J Fleay, B Christie

International Journal of Men's Social and Community Health | Published : 2020


Health literacy, although diversely defined, refers to the abilities, relationships and external environments required for people to successfully promote health. Existing research suggests that health literacy is related to health inequities, including individual and community capacity to navigate health. A diverse range of factors shape health literacy abilities and environments, especially culture, gender and age. However, the nexus between these variables and their cumulative impact on health literacy development remains largely unexplored. Commentary that explores these dynamics among young Indigenous males is particularly scant. In turn, strategies to bridge health equity gaps have been..

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