60 percent of Australians don’t know how to find, understand and use information about their health and health care.
This knowledge deficit results in poor health outcomes and has made health literacy a national policy priority. Better health literacy practice in organisations can dramatically improve health outcomes, particularly in the most marginalised population groups. As a result, many Australian organisations are now looking for ways to improve their health literacy practices.
The 4-day Health Literacy Course delivered by The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health (CEH) offers organisations the tools and knowledge to build their health literacy practice.
The course takes place in an innovative, supportive learning environment. Participants learn practical ways to improve health literacy at an organisational, systems and practitioner level. They undertake projects that solidify knowledge and benefit their organisations. Over the past four years, CEH has delivered the course 8 times. Organisations from the health, local government and human services sectors across Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory have participated.
Course participants are from a broad range of disciplines including communications, education, management, medical, nursing, allied health and health promotion. This allows participants to benefit from exploring health literacy from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
Demonstrated Course outcomes
Research undertaken by the School of Population and Global Health at Melbourne University highlights positive outcomes of previous courses including:
- Creating immediate outcomes at the individual and organisational level
- Transfer of training knowledge and increased capacity to implement health literacy concepts
- The embedding of health literacy organisationally into standard practice
- The development of Health Literacy working groups/committees
- Developing leadership in Health Literacy across organisations
The course consists of 4 Modules delivered over 8 months. Each Module consists of a full-day
workshop and related activities such as pre-reading and project work. Summaries of the learning
outcomes of each module are located at the end of this document.
The cost of $1480 (inc. GST) per participant includes:
- four full-day workshops including course materials and health literacy resources,
- project support and advice throughout the course,
- executives and participants’ forum,
- opportunities to network with health literacy leaders throughout Victoria.
Dates & Times
Workshops run from 9am to 4pm on the dates below.
- Module 1: 21 February
- Module 2: 02 May
- Module 3: 18 July
- Executives Forum & Module 4: 15 August
The workshop will be delivered by the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health in partnership with ASHM and aims to:
- Improve your knowledge and understanding of hepatitis B
- Increase your awareness of the impact of chronic hepatitis B on culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities
- Discuss your role in increasing awareness of hepatitis B among CALD communities
This introductory half-day workshop is for health and support workers who wish to learn the basics about hepatitis B and effective strategies for working with affected communities. This training module has been developed by a partnership with St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and the Multicultural Health and Support Service at the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health.
**Important note: This workshop is held at Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health, 23 Lennox Street Richmond VIC 3121. Light refreshments provided for morning tea.
For enquiries and to confirm special dietary requirements contact on or 03 9418 9929.