Health Literacy Masterclass: Using health literacy for health service improvement and community development.

11 - 12 October 2017
9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Warrnambool Campus

A two-day intensive masterclass for managers, executives, health professionals, health planners, policy makers, researchers and those active in health promotion and community services.

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Using the latest health literacy research and practices, this masterclass will demonstrate how to develop fit-for-purpose interventions to reduce inequalities in health service access and engagement.  The masterclass will introduce the Ophelia process (OPtimising HEalth LIterAcy andAccess), a structured process for identifying and responding to health literacy needsby co-designing locally relevant interventions. Measurement of health literacy willalso be presented, including the widely used Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ)and its use in needs assessment, evaluation, and quality improvement.  Key topics include:  Understanding the scope and determinants of health literacy.  The role of health literacy in health inequality.  Using the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ) to identify diverse health literacy challenges.  The Ophelia process for codesigning, implementing, and evaluating health literacy interventions. Participatory and place-based approaches to health literacy (organisational andcommunity).   International perspectives in health literacy policy and practice.

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11 - 12 October 2017
9.00 am - 5.00 pm


Deakin University
Warrnambool Campus
Room A3.45
Princess Hwy
Warrnambool VIC 3280