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.
12 Apr 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.
Health Literacy Hub Newsletter
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06 Dec 2018The 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.
29 Nov 2018Professor 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.
23 Nov 2018Michael 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.
08 Nov 2018Western 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!
27 Sep 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?
19 Sep 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?
06 Dec 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!
06 Dec 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.
07 May 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.
29 Mar 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?
19 Feb 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.
06 Dec 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.