Health Literacy in Practice

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Health Literacy in Practice

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If you are working to improve health literacy or the health literacy environment of your service then send us your story so we can inspire others.

This video highlights some of the health literacy activities already underway in Tasmania. 

This video from the Melbourne Primary Care Network shows how the Teach-back method can improve patient understanding. 

Teach-back

Teach-back is best practice in engaging patients in their healthcare, improving their health literacy and reducing the risk of misunderstanding.

For more information on Teach-back see Checking Understand with the Teach-back Method factsheet

Watch out for more examples to come. 

Presentations from Health Literacy Forum 

Consumer video

Plan for becoming a health literate organisation 

Health literacy: a resource for improving health outcomes and reducing health inequalities

November 2015


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For more information about Communications and Health Literacy in health and human services email health.literacy@dhhs.tas.gov.au