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Health literacy is the knowledge and skills needed to find, understand and use information and services to make decisions about health and healthcare.

Many things can change the level of health literacy including a person’s individual characteristics, support available, the community they belong to, access to and delivery of services, as well as the environment in which they live, work and play.

An individual's level of health literacy can vary over time, as people are exposed to new information, skills and experiences.

This site has information and resources for service providers and organisations to become more responsive to health literacy needs, and create more supportive environments.

April 2018


CONTACT US

If you have questions, want to give feedback or find out other ways to get involved please email health.literacy@dhhs.tas.gov.au