This study proposes a model development process for patient decision aids that could be applied to planning wider information resources. Key stages are scoping (including objective setting), steering, designing, testing and evaluating.
Presentation outlining addressing low health literacy in North Carolina.
This paper examines the association between health literacy and diabetes outcomes among patients with type 2 diabetes.
The DIY Health project provides a useful framework for delivering important health messages, emphasising the collaboration between health professionals, learning specialists and local people. This is of particular relevance when supporting parents to manage minor ailments in children under the age of 5 appropriately.
The sessions are based on a 12 week curriculum co-designed by parents and the facilitation team. The core curriculum covers fever, gastroenteritis, colds and flu, feeding and eczema (continually negotiated).
Working with families to design interventions that are developed with and for them is key to their success. The DIY project is underpinned by this co-productive approach and gives parents a stake in their healthcare environment, in line with self-care approaches.
A series of ESOL teaching and learning resources that cover a range of health issues, including Getting the Right Treatment, (navigating the health system), screening, maintaining a healthy weight, diabetes, alcohol, and a series of cancers. The programme was developed by the Bromley by Bow Centre, through co-production between our ESOL curriculum specialists and teaching teams, our ESOL learners and health specialists from the Bromley by Bow Health Centre and Tower Hamlets Public Health (who commissioned the project) and clinical specialist teams. The resources are available on a dedicated website from which they may be downloaded free of charge. They are editable, allowing providers delivering ESOL programmes and individual tutors to tailor them to their contexts.
A seminar presentation by Gill Rowlands, Professor, University of Newcastle and Aarhus University
Health Information to Promote Health Literacy Seminar, Leeds, 2015.