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Health literacy awareness

one day course

When

28 February 2017    
10:00 am - 3:15 pm

Event Type

Duration: 1 Day

Target Group: Local Authorities, Social Care and Domiciliary Care and Voluntary and Community Sector.

Cost: Fully Funded

What is it?

According to recent research 43% of adults, aged 19 to 65, routinely do not understand health information – a figure that rises to 61% if an element of numeracy is involved. This means that they do not understand healthy eating messages such as 5 a day, cannot follow and adhere to medication instructions, do not know when an appointment has been made for them, cannot evaluate the risk and benefits of procedures and will not understand the meaning of words with multiple meanings such as positive. They are usually those adults who have the poorest health outcomes in terms of premature mortality and morbidity.

In addition to this many of the practitioners who work with them are unaware of this and consequently feel frustrated and disappointed when their patients and clients do not appear to be following their advice. They often fail to recognise the signs that people do not understand what they have been told because they have not been trained to recognise them. Our Health Literacy Awareness for Health Practitioners course tackles this by defining what health literacy is, examining the impacts of lower levels of Health Literacy and implications for everyday practice, looking at how practice might have to change to meet the needs of this group and considering what initial steps may need to be taken and what help is available to assist in this

Aims & Objectives

  • Increased understanding of what Health Literacy and how it might impact on their everyday practice;
  • Increased awareness of Health Literacy issues and their impact on individuals’ everyday lives and the services  that the support them;
  • Considered how they might address clients  with Health Literacy needs within their own services;

Content of the workshop

  • Definitions of health literacy
  • Policy
  • What is the problem?
  • What are the solutions?
Dates available Venue
28.02.17 NSPCC, Beaumont Leys

Course Times:  Arrive 9.30am for a 10am start and finish 3.15pm

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Duration: 1 Day Target Group: Local Authorities, Social Care and Domiciliary Care and Voluntary and Community Sector. Cost: Fully Funded What is it? According to recent research 43% of adults, aged 19 to 65, routinely do not understand health information – a figure that rises to 61% if an element of numeracy is involved. This means that they do not understand healthy eating messages such as 5 a day, cannot follow and adhere to medication instructions, do not know when an appointment has been made for them, cannot evaluate the risk and benefits of procedures and will not understand the meaning of words with multiple meanings such as positive. They are usually those adults who have the poorest health outcomes in terms of premature mortality and morbidity. In addition to this many of the practitioners who work with them are unaware of this and consequently feel frustrated and disappointed when their patients and clients do not appear to be following their advice. They often fail to recognise the signs that people do not understand what they have been told because they have not been trained to recognise them. Our Health Literacy Awareness for Health Practitioners course tackles this by defining what health literacy is, examining the impacts of lower levels of Health Literacy and implications for everyday practice, looking at how practice might have to change to meet the needs of this group and considering what initial steps may need to be taken and what help is available to assist in this Aims & Objectives
  • Increased understanding of what Health Literacy and how it might impact on their everyday practice;
  • Increased awareness of Health Literacy issues and their impact on individuals’ everyday lives and the services  that the support them;
  • Considered how they might address clients  with Health Literacy needs within their own services;
Content of the workshop
  • Definitions of health literacy
  • Policy
  • What is the problem?
  • What are the solutions?
Dates available Venue
28.02.17 NSPCC, Beaumont Leys
Course Times:  Arrive 9.30am for a 10am start and finish 3.15pm The availability on this website is not a true reflection.  Please check and book yourself on the course through the Hub, with your user account https://leicestershiretotara.learningpool.com/login/index.php If you do not have an account, this will need to be created for you.  Please follow the link for joining instructions and more information about the Hub: http://www.lscdg.org/lms-information/

Book through the Hub

If you do not have an account, this will need to be created for you.  Please follow the link for joining instructions and more information about the Hub

http://www.lscdg.org/lms-information/ or email lscdg@leics.gov.uk

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