Centre for Global Health and Equity

Training and Events

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Past Events

Connecting with Tomorrow: Enhancing Health Literacy, Eliminating Inequity

Event dates: 25–27 November 2019

The Centre for Global Health and Equity is running an intensive 3-day masterclass in how to develop fit-for-purpose interventions to reduce inequities in who can access and use health services. The masterclass is designed for:

  • managers
  • executives
  • health professionals
  • health planners
  • policy makers
  • researchers
  • anyone active in health promotion and community services.

The latest health literacy research and practices will inform the masterclass, including:

  • the Ophelia (OPtimising HEalth LIteracy and Access) process, which allows you to identify and respond to health literacy needs.
  • our popular Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ), which enables needs assessment, evaluation, and quality improvement.

By the end of the masterclass, you will:

  • understand the scope and determinants of health literacy
  • be able to design your own health literacy intervention
  • recognise the role of health literacy in health inequity
  • be ready to apply the Ophelia process to implement and evaluate inventions in your setting
  • know how to use the HLQ to identify diverse health literacy challenges
  • be familiar with participatory and place-based approaches to health literacy (organisational and community)
  • have been exposed to international perspectives in health literacy policy and practice.

Your facilitators are:

  • Professor Richard Osborne
  • Associate Professor Roy Batterham
  • Dr Shandell Elmer

For more information and group registrations, contact Kerrie Paulger at ghe-capacitybuilding@swin.edu.au or visit the Eventbrite registration page at healthliteracymasterclass.eventbrite.com.au.