• clueckin

    The idea of civic engagement as an indicator or potential intervention target to improve health literacy is intriguing, but I'm left wondering if there are other, in this case probably unmeasured, characteristics these individuals possess that could also influence health literacy. But I do agree the social network theories and community-based participatory research could be a way to help connect people and enhance health literacy.

  • shaunala

    I had similar questions too. It may be a correlation rather than a causation. More research would need to be done to sparse that out. Temporality would be difficult to prove unless researchers studies new voters, but that would also leave me curious about how civic engagement effects individuals over time. This sounds like a career question.