We are a special interest group of the Society for Academic Primary Care who are interested in building the evidence base for Health Literacy. Our approach explores the impact of Health Literacy on people and their lives, and supports national policy to reduce inequalities.
We work together to discuss and develop new research ideas, run research projects, write reports and research papers, and support implementation of research findings into practice. There are also regular face-to-face meetings, discussions of ideas and collaborative work through our website. Membership is free.
We welcome patients and patient groups, health care practitioners and providers, teachers, policy makers, non-government organisations, and academics.
Health literacy: making life better
5th Health Literacy UK Conference
Health Literacy: making life better
Friday 16th February 2018
We are delighted to announce that Professor Don Nutbeam, Professor of Public Health, Sydney will present at our 5th conference. He will be joined by keynote speakers Dr Heide Weishaar, who is based at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. The conference will be opened Dr Paddy Woods, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Northern Ireland.
Please check the draft programme to learn more about the event.
Effective partnership and community based health promotion: lessons from the Health Literacy Partnership
This paper by Health Literacy Group members, Dr Emee Estacio and Mike Oliver, explores the key elements needed to successfully develop healthy partnerships and collaborative working in community-based health promotion. It draws upon the lessons learned from a case study with the Health Literacy Partnership in Stoke-on-Trent, UK in developing the health literacy strategy in the area. The process was underpinned by respect for diverse yet complementary perspectives and skills from the grassroots up. This involved engagement with key stakeholders, development and support for community projects, and sharing of good practice with other national and local organizations. Stakeholders involved in developing the strategy also had a keen interest in health literacy and a strong commitment to promoting health and well-being in the area. To read further details, click here.