This survey provides insight into how Australians feel they score in the nine domains of the Health Literacy Questionnaire. The results show where we can most improve health services, and which populations have the lowest health literacy. It highlights that health literacy is an important equity issue, with the most disadvantaged fairing the worst.
See the Health Literacy Survey results here: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/0/5328BB4FCDEA7756CA2583E80013F288
The Framework features four priorities for action by health organisations that aim for system level change in the way we deliver health care, to improve safety and quality.
It includes recommendations for health leaders and health staff to implement to improve health literacy. Look closely and you’ll see examples of the Northern NSW Health Literacy Project leading the way!
Find the Framework here: http://cec.health.nsw.gov.au/quality-improvement/people-and-culture/person-centred-care/health-literacy
Health Literacy and Teach-back is a podcast series. The series emphasises the
importance of health literacy in providing health care that is safe and supports
improved patient outcomes. The series contains discussions with national and
international experts in health literacy. Techniques such as ‘teach-back’ and ‘chunk
and check’ are introduced.
Log in to My Health Learning at myhealthlearning.health.nsw.gov.au to access the course.
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District have improved the understandability and actionabilty of patient health information. This was achieved by implementing a system-wide process for health information development. This provides a framework for other organisations to implement a similar process that facilitates partnership with consumers to address health literacy.
Read the article here:
The Health Literacy Lab hosts resources about health literacy and a community of practice for health professionals.
Visit the Hub here: https://healthliteracyhub.org.au/
The Health Literacy Lab is a health literacy research group based at the University of Sydney, who develop and test interventions and solutions to improve health literacy.
Visit the Lab and see current research here: https://sydneyhealthliteracylab.org.au/
Health Literacy is featured as one of the 11 ways to support consumer enablement. The site also features some great resources and tools to help you support people to better manage their own health.
Find the guide here: https://www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/resources/chronic-care/consumer-enablement/guide
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and Deakin University teamed up to create an online teach-back training course. This is a free course that takes about 30 to 40 minutes to complete. There are also useful resources to help you implement Teach-back in your practice.
Access the course here: http://teachback.org/Case Studies Workshops