Does Health Literacy really matter? An NHS England perspective
How does NHS England view the role of health literacy in patient centred care?
Jonathan Berry, Personalisation & Control Specialist in NHS England’s Person Centred Care Team, provides an update on the current work being done to transform health literacy, explaining why it is so important and the positive impact it can have for patients.
Join a Health Literacy community!
The Health Literacy Discussion List is an online email list that began in 1997 and has grown along with the field of Health Literacy. We now have over 1600 subscribers from around the world, and members from diverse fields of practice and study, including healthcare, public heath, education, social work, research, library sciences, social science, and many more.
What unites our members is an interest in using health literacy as a way to support better health around the world. We share resources, ask and answer questions, announce events, and discuss new ideas.
The list is supported by the Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA), and is free and open to anyone. It is moderated, but very unstructured. You can ask any question or bring up any topic related to health literacy.
To join the list, please go to this link: http://listserv.ihahealthliteracy.org/
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How do numeracy skills affect health literacy?
A recent poll carried out by YOuGov for National Numeracy found that too many people struggle working out the facts and figures behind dietary information on food labels. Professor Gill Rowlands talks to National Numeracy about the importance of good numeracy skills for staying healthy.
Dr Graham Kramer: View from a Test Match Official!
Dr Graham Kramer, National Clinical Lead for Self-Management and Health Literacy in Scotland, provides a personal perspective of the Four Nations Health Literacy Conference!