Health Literacy

What is Health Literacy?

Health Literacy refers to  a person’s ability  to obtain, communicate and understand the information they need to make informed decisions about their health .

The complex infrastructure, policies, processes, materials, people and relationships that make up our health system influence reduce a persons health literacy capacity, making it more difficult for them to make good health care decisions.

Current work:

Previous work:

Health Literacy Course 2016

A 6-month course aimed at integrating health literacy practice across organisations.

EMR Health Literacy Needs Assessment 2015

A survey mapping health literacy work in the EMR and the support agencies felt they needed to do this work.