Thursday, 24 September 2015

Building a health literate Tasmania forum

Contact: Lisa O'Toole, DHHS
p:  6777 1986   e:

Date: Tuesday, 27 October 2015          RSVP:
Location: Riverside

Intended Audience: Education Sector

Health Literacy is a resource for improving health outcomes & reducing health inequalities.
Lucy Vellar, Diversity Health Coordinator, Illawarra Shoalhaven, will share the story of their journey to becoming a health literate organisation and Dr Alison Beauchamp OPHELIA Project, Deakin University, will discuss health literacy as a resource.

  • 1. The Ophelia approach to health literacy (Dr Beauchamp)
  • A systems approach for applied health literacy (Lucy Vellar & Fiorina Mastroianni)
  •  Raise awareness about adult literacy and numeracy (Jess Panday, LINC)
  •  Developing resources for the public – health literacy design principles
  •  Health literacy and verbal communication: developing skills to communicate clearly and check understanding