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About IHLA

International Health Literacy Association (IHLA) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit, member-based organization, passionate about health literacy. We are dedicated to creating an international voice for health literacy and raising awareness world-wide. Together our passion for health literacy can change the world.


IHLA Executive Board is elected by members, committees and councils run and grow the organization, and interest group develop programming.

Meet the IHLA
Executive board

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Committees and councils

Explore the 
Interest groups


To learn more about membership, visit our Membership webpage. To learn more about elections, visit our Elections webpage.


Health literacy for all people and societies. To achieve this mission, IHLA values:




Partnership and collaboration

Professional development

Evidence-based research and practice


To unite people around the world working to promote health literacy by:

Fostering research and inquiry in health literacy and facilitating publication and dissemination to professionals and the public

Encouraging high academic and professional standards for health literacy research, practice, education, and public service

Supporting international, interdisciplinary outreach, collaboration, and policy


Support us, support health literacy.

  • To donate online, click the button below.

  • To mail a donation, please make checks payable to
    International Health Literacy Association (IHLA) mail them to:
    5501 Delmar Boulevard, Suite A210
    St. Louis, MO 63112, United States

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