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Drop the Jargon Day: 20 October 2021

By |October 13th, 2021|Categories: Example|

Let’s Drop the Jargon…for health’s sake! What is Drop the Jargon Day? Drop the Jargon is a day for professionals in Australian health, community services and local government to use plain language. Drop the Jargon draws attention to language used  in the health and human services sector that is often not understood by their [...]

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Webinar: Organisational Health Literacy: Assess Yourself!

By |August 31st, 2021|Categories: Event|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Free Webinar:     Organisational Health Literacy: Assess Yourself! Thursday 30 September 2021 The Canberra Health Literacy Network ran a webinar that reviewed the results of  recent research conducted by TasCOSS into aspects of digital literacy and the challenges presented by the increasing use of telehealth and digital services during COVID-19.   We also explored the [...]

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Dying to Know Day 2021 – Free Event

By |July 8th, 2021|Categories: Event|Tags: , , , , |

Dying to Know Day 2021 - Free Event When:              1:15pm-3:30pm, Wednesday 18 August 2021 Where:           WebEx Due to the current COVID-19 situation, this event will now be online only. RSVP:            Eventbrite Join the Health Care Consumers Association to mark Dying to Know Day 2021 at a free forum to discuss, plan and improve your [...]

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Community Worker Health Literacy Training

By |June 21st, 2021|Categories: Event|Tags: , , , , |

A Community Worker's Guide to Health Literacy and Health Care Date:              10:30am-12:30pm, Thursday 8 July 2021 Venue:           Online by Zoom RSVP:            Eventbrite The Health Care Consumers’ Association invites you to join us at a free workshop to learn about health literacy and how to support your client in the health system. This workshop will [...]

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Webinar: Involving children and young people in health decisions

By |May 6th, 2021|Categories: Event|Tags: , , , , , |

Involving children and young people in health decision making Thursday 27 May 2021 Online webinar via WebEx The Canberra Health Literacy Network presented a webinar for anyone who is interested in involving children or young people in decisions about their health and care.   It covered: Practical strategies to involve children and young people in decisions [...]

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Choosing Wisely Week: 22-28 March 2021

By |March 18th, 2021|Categories: Example|

Choosing Wisely Week: 22–28 March 2021 Choosing Wisely Australia brings together health professionals and consumers in a national conversation about unnecessary health care. The Choosing Wisely Australia initiative is helping health care providers and consumers to start important conversations about unnecessary and sometimes harmful tests, treatments and procedures. Choosing Wisely Week (22-28 March) is [...]

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Webinar: Health literacy for nurses and midwives

By |March 1st, 2021|Categories: Event|Tags: , , , , , , |

Health literacy for nurses and midwives – how it can help you make a difference Why it’s important and how it can help your practice Friday 26 March 2021 The Canberra Health Literacy Network presented webinar on health literacy for nurses and midwives.  We discussed why it is important, how it can help improve [...]

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Webinar: Focus on health literacy to improve safety and quality

By |February 4th, 2021|Categories: Event|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Focus on health literacy to improve safety and quality Practical advice for health services and professionals The Canberra Health Literacy Network ran its first webinar for 2021 on the 26th February.  It featured Herbert Down, Director - Partnering with Consumers, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.  The webinar provided an overview [...]

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Webinar: Improving health information

By |October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Event|Tags: , , , , , |

Improving health information designed for consumers and carers Thursday 26 November 2020 On Thursday 26th November 2020 the Canberra Health Literacy Network presented it's second webinar - Improving health information designed for consumers and carers. The webinar was presented by Associate Professor Sophie Hill from the Centre for Health Communication and Participation at La [...]

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