Health Literacy Masterclass: Using health literacy for health service improvement and community development

Event Information

Thursday, 25 May 2017 – Friday, 26 May 2017

The Hugh Dixson Theatre, Ground Floor, AGSM Building, Gate 11, University of New South Wales, Kensington

Carol Wildey
RSVP: Thursday, 18 May 2017
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The masterclass will introduce the Ophelia process (OPtimising HEalth LIterAcy and Access), a structured process for identifying and responding to health literacy needs by co-designing locally relevant interventions. Measurement of health literacy will also be presented, including the widely used Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ) and its use in needs assessment, evaluation, and quality improvement.

Key topics include:

• Understanding the scope and determinants of health literacy
• The role of health literacy in health inequality
• Using the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ) to identify diverse health literacy challenges
• The Ophelia process for codesigning, implementing, and evaluating health literacy interventions
• Participatory and place-based approaches to health literacy (organisational and community)
• International perspectives in health literacy policy and practice