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Community Group Training - Health Literacy

This is a free, interactive and activity based three-hour training programme which aims to improve health literacy understanding and skills for people in the community with a focus on increasing self-care for minor ailments. 

Who is the Community Group training for?

As this is a pilot project, we will only be offering this training to one community group in each HSCT area.   To be eligible for the training:

  • A staff member or volunteer must attend the Community Leader training 
  • The organisation must have a group of 12-15 (maximum) people to take part in the training.  The training could form part of an existing programme of the work for a group.  
  • The organisation must have a group available for the three-hour session between Monday 14 October 2019 and Friday 15 November 2019

We plan to have as wide a representation as possible at the training and this will be taken into consideration in selection, for example, one parents' group, women’s group, men’s group, younger people's group and older people’s group. 

We will give priority to the following groups:

  • Groups based in areas of disadvantage (as defined by NISRA)
  • Groups based in areas identified by HSCB that prescription usage is disproportionately high

Learning Outcomes

  • Increased understanding of what health literacy is
  • Increased confidence to engage with health professionals and participate in shared decision making
  • Increased understanding of pharmacy offering and self-care

How do I nominate a group to take part in the Community Group training?

 In order for a community group to take part in the Community Group training, a staff member or volunteer must attend the Community Leader training and nominate their group. When they complete the registration form for the Community Leader training, they will be contacted to ask if they would like to nominate a group.