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HEALTH LITERACY SEMINAR III: MEASURING HEALTH LITERACY

Aug
7
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3
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Location:

WECC Space, Westmead Hospital

2018 HEALTH LITERACY SEMINAR SERIES

Measuring health literacy provides a basis for improving how we communicate with our patients and can help to improve the care we deliver to our diverse community. This seminar will provide an overview of, and information about, tools which can be used to measure the health literacy of our population in clinical practice and in research. It will include practical advice about measuring health literacy in different settings, and provide information about where to find validated measures which are fit-for-purpose.

Speakers: Dr Danielle Muscat, Ms Julie Ayre & Ms Kim Hobbs

Every day our staff provide important health information, instruction and advice to patients and members of the community. Despite our best intentions, we know that a high proportion of these communications fail. This seminar series will be of interest to all staff (clinical and non-clinical) who have a role in communicating with our communities. It will cover best practices and research innovations in effective communication to improve the health literacy of our patients and communities. The series is jointly organised by the WSLHD Health Literacy Hub, and University of Sydney Health Literacy Lab.

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