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/

Or you can email the list moderator, Julie McKinney, at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Click here for more information about the upcoming Guest Discussion.

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, National Clinical Lead for Self-Management and Health Literacy in Scotland, provides a personal perspective of the Four Nations Health Literacy Conference!

Whilst we plan a more interactive platform for sharing ideas, resources and projects, drop in on Kath Evans and Jo Protheroe discussing the importance of developing health literacy resources for, and with, children and young people.

 

 

Feedback on views and experiences of maternity care.

The NHS Review hosted a number of events around the country as part of its national tour to hear how women, their families and advocates, provider organisations, and the professional bodies involved in maternity care feel about the current services.

Your feedback can be found here. For further information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.