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

Event Information:

About The Event:
  • Event Start Date: 22/03/2018
  • Event End Date: 23/03/2018
  • Event Start Time: 9:00 am
  • Event End Time: 5:00 pm
  • Location: Deakin Downtown
    Level 12, Tower 2
    727 Collins Street
    Docklands, VIC 3008
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Proudly presented by Deakin University Health System Improvement Unit:

A two-day intensive masterclass for managers, executives, health professionals, health planners, policy makers, researchers, and those active in health promotion and community services.

Using the latest health literacy research and practices, this masterclass will demonstrate how to develop fit-for-purpose interventions to reduce inequalities in health service access and engagement.

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

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