An Introduction to Health Care and Health Literacy: Free Training for Community Workers!
Health literacy describes the ability to get, understand and act on health information. Without good health literacy, it can be very hard for people to look after their health, care for family or friends, access health services and navigate our health system. Learning about health literacy and how you can support it can help your clients get what they need from the health system.
This free workshop will support you to:
Understand what health literacy means
Know how health literacy affects health outcomes
Understand your role in supporting your client in the health system
Recognise the signs someone is experiencing high demands on their health literacy
Know what questions to ask to get the most out an appointment with a health professional
This workshop is suitable for anyone whose work includes supporting service users to manage or resolve a health issue. This training is specifically designed for community, aged care or disability sector workers living or working in the Australian Capital Territory.