#Hello my name is

Communication and Health Literacy

It’s so much easier to ask questions when you know who someone is and what they do.

It’s exactly why the Health Literacy Network are supporting people and services to take up the #hellomynameis campaign. The campaign was started by Dr Kate Granger following her own experiences as a patient and encourages and reminds health and community workers about the importance of introductions.

But it’s more than just wearing a name tag or telling someone what you do. It’s about creating a friendly and supportive culture and environment. The campaign has been in Tasmania since late 2016 and we have more than 100 different organisations involved (not all are in health) with more and more people joining each week. We are excited and heartened about the difference this is making to the experiences of people, services and care providers.


Hello my name is logoIf you would like more information about “Hello my name is”

or the Health Literacy Network, email health.literacy@dhhs.tas.gov.au