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The Tasmanian Government has a program to help people with general literacy and numeracy skills see 26TEN

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care resources

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has released new health literacy resources including:

Organisational health literacy audit tool and publications from Enliven

The Enliven Organisational Health Literacy Self-assessment Resources provides a tool to enable full or selected assessment of 10 organisational health literacy attributes. The resource was commissioned by Enliven and developed by the School of Primary Health Care, Monash University.

Enliven has also published two documents looking at the specific needs of vulnerable groups:

Australia

International

Importance of improving health literacy

The importance of improving health literacy is widely recognised within the health sector as a priority for action. The following strategic documents include making health literacy a key issue:

Links to health and human services department operational frameworks

Communication and health literacy is also an important part of the Public Health Services Working in Health Promoting Ways Framework and supporting the Self-Management Framework

Building a Health Literate Tasmania

Building a Health Literate Tasmania Forum 27 October 2015 Flyer

Building a Health Literate Tasmania Forum Evaluation Report May 2016

CONTACT US

For more information about  health literacy in health and human services email health.literacy@dhhs.tas.gov.au

September 2015