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Introduction to Health Literacy and why it is important (Session 1 - mini series) - FULLY BOOKED

Event Date and Time: 
14 April 2021 11.30am to 1.00pm

CDHN is delivering a Health Literacy Training Mini-series during April for people in communities. The series will consist of five unique training sessions. Each session will explore a different topic related to Health Literacy. The overall aim of the series is to increase awareness and improve knowledge and understanding of health literacy so that:

  • People have increased confidence when using health information and services and feel better equipped to make health decisions
  • Those who support people with health and social issues have a better understanding of people’s circumstances so they can provide the most effective and appropriate advice and help.

Each session has been designed to be interactive and participative with use of breakout rooms and Zoom polls and will finish with a short insight gathering session where participants will be asked to share their experiences of using health information and making health decisions. 

Depending on the participant’s role and interest, they may wish to attend only one session or a number of sessions. Please note there are limited places on each training programme and booking is essential. 

In this session, participants will learn more about what health literacy is, why it is important, its link with health inequalities and the impact of low health literacy. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to describe health literacy including the different types of health literacy
  • Ability to recognise the link between health literacy and health inequalities
  • Increased understanding of low health literacy and its impact on people’s health

Closes with short insight gathering session for participants to share their experiences of using health information and making health decisions.

This session is open to anyone with an interest in the topic.