Leaflet for Health and Social Care staff raising awareness of health literacy, why it is important, what is being asked of staff and the support available.
Written by Theo Raynor and David Dickinson, this ‘Quick Guide’ is based on a paper published in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy in 2009. It covers four key areas of producing good medicines information (‘words’, ‘type’, ‘lines’, ‘layout’) with a list of 10 ground rules.
This guide covers design and layout, areas such as the use of white space, appropriate font choice and sentence length. It also contains a readability test that aims to help determine how accessible text is to a disadvantaged reader.
This article describes a project in which health literacy sessions were developed and delivered for offenders in probation hostels across the North West of England.
This guide and the review tools found within it offer an approach for analysing literacy?related barriers to healthcare access and navigation. It was designed to assist chief executive officers, presidents, program directors, administrators, and healthcare workers at hospitals or health centers to consider the health literacy environment of their healthcare facilities and to analyse ways toreduce demands, to better serve their patients and staff
The book highlights the "pernicious" effects that inequality has on societies: ... outcomes are significantly worse in more unequal rich countries.
PP Slides are available from the Equality Trust.