Do migrants have lower health literacy?

I’m happy to announce the publication of a study on COVID-19-related health literacy. We find that the health literacy of most migrants was just as well as that of the general population, but identify a group of socioeconomically vulnerable migrants with lower levels of health literacy. Nationality is the wrong approach to capture differences in health literacy.

Ruedin, Didier, Johanna Probst, Philippe Wanner, Denise Efionayi-Mäder, and Patrick Bodenmann. 2022. ‘COVID-19-Related Health Literacy of Socioeconomically Vulnerable Migrant Groups’. International Journal of Public Health. 67:1604664.

This research was commissioned by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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