Health Literacy News and Archives

This page contains all the latest news relevant to health literacy at WSLHD, as well as archives from The Pulse, and our quarterly Health Literacy Hub Newsletter.


Current News

April Newsletter Out Now!

12/04/2019

Support for health literacy attracts international experts and a high level of engagement.

Our quarterly newsletter includes information about what's happening in Health Literacy, what's new and what is to come.

 

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News Archives

Health Literacy Hub Newsletter

December 2018  |  September 2018  | June 2018

The Pulse Newsletter

December 27 | December 27 | December 27 | November 27 | November 27 | October 27 | October 27 | September 27 | September 27 | August 27 | July 27  | June 27  | May 27  | April 27  | March 27

Health literacy now at your fingertips

06/12/2018

The Western Sydney Health Literacy Hub is here. Officially launched at the recent WSLHD Health Literacy launch event in Parramatta, Emeritus Professor Stephen Leeder, head of the WSLHD Research and Education Network who attended the event, shared his excitement about this new resource.

 

Read full article on The Pulse
UK professor’s ‘light-bulb’ moment on health literacy

29/11/2018

Professor Joanne Protheroe is a Professor of General Practice at Keele University and has been a practising General Practitioner for over 18 years. She will share her insights on health literacy at the up-coming Western Sydney Local Health District health literacy launch event.

 

Read more on The Pulse
Professor’s first trip to Australia to share health literacy insights

23/11/2018

Michael Paasche-Orlow, a professor of medicine at Boston University’s School of Medicine, will soon be dropping into western Sydney to share his insights at the Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) Health Literacy Conference.

 

Read more on The Pulse
Exciting health literacy events coming up: register now

08/11/2018

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) Health Literacy Hub and the University of Sydney Health Literacy Lab are proud to announce two upcoming events for healthcare professionals on December 3, 2018 and December 4, 2018 – don’t miss out!

 

Read more on The Pulse
Health literacy seminar: ‘Getting up to standard’

27/09/2018

Have you heard about the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards but want to know more about how they apply to your service in the context of health literacy?

Or are you looking for some practical guidance about what your service should be doing to ensure it meets the national requirements?

Read more on The Pulse
Getting up to standard: upcoming health literacy seminar

19/09/2018

Have you heard about the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards but want to know more about how they apply to your service?

Or are you looking for some practical tips to ensure that your service will meet the national requirements?

 

Read more on The Pulse
How to measure your health literacy skills

06/12/2018

The WSLHD Health Literacy Hub, in partnership with The University of Sydney, is offering staff a range of bi-monthly seminars to help improve the health literacy of our patients and communities.

If you have an interest in measuring health literacy, then the next seminar is for you!

 

Read more on The Pulse
Population health share tips for improving health literacy

06/12/2018

The team at WSLHD Health Promotion know all too well the benefits of health literacy for improving the health of our community.

“We aim to build healthy public policy, create supportive environments, strengthen community actions, develop personal skills and reorient Health Services to build a healthier community,” Christine Newman, WSLHD Health Promotion Director said.

 

Read more on The Pulse
Health literacy seminar helps create clarity

07/05/2018

About 30 people have taken part in the first health literacy seminar at Westmead Hospital.

Professor Don Nutbeam, who is helping to establish the WSLHD health literacy hub said it is important for staff to find out how they can effectively communicate with patients.

 

Read more on The Pulse
Join the health literacy revolution

29/03/2018

The Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) Health Literacy Hub in partnership with The University of Sydney is offering staff a range of bi-monthly seminars to help improve the health literacy of our patients and communities.

Do you find some of your patients struggling to understand information about their diagnosis, medication, or procedures?

 

Read more on The Pulse
Health literacy seminars coming your way

19/02/2018

Want to learn more about health literacy? We’ve got some seminars coming your way.

We recently asked staff how should we deliver information to them and what type of health literacy advice they want to find out about.

 

Read more on The Pulse
Health literacy can empower

06/12/2018

Health literacy is about empowerment.

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) clinicians and staff are invited to attend Health Literacy Research Forum presented by Allied Health Clinicians & Health Literacy Lab/Hub on Thursday 22 February at 12.00pm-1.30pm in the Case Study Room L1.01 WECC Level 1, Westmead Hospital.

 

Read more on The Pulse