Health literacy has been a key activity area within the Inner North West Primary Care Partnership (INW PCP) 2013-2017 Strategic Plan.
In late 2015 the INW PCP formed a research partnership with Deakin University to implement a health literacy project that formed part of a PhD study under the Ophelia Victoria Project.
The Project involved piloting the Organisational Health Literacy Responsiveness (Org-HLR) Self-Assessment Tool with agencies across the North and Western Metropolitan regions.
The aim of this project was to pilot the Org-HLR Tool* with partner organisations across the north and west metropolitan regions.
Health Literacy Project Report
This report provides an overview of the Inner North West PCP Health Literacy Project, including its aims and objectives, approach to project implementation, feedback consultations with participating organisations, and recommendations on future opportunities to undertake health literacy activities across catchment.
This framework is the first paper published as part of Anita Trezona’s PhD. Anita’s research was undertaken while employed at INW PCP with our partner agencies.
The Vic PCP Online Health Literacy Course has been designed for Victorian health and human service organisations to build knowledge and skills in health literacy responsiveness. The course is available free of charge at www.vicpcphealthliteracycourse.com.au (Chrome internet browser recommended). A free version to be embedded in your internal Learning Management System can be requested from firstname.lastname@example.org.
After completing the course, staff will have an understanding of:
The course is made up of the following 5 modules:
If you would like to learn more about the support we can offer to improve organisational health literacy responsiveness please contact Emily Buchanan, INW PCP Access and Equity Manager EmilyB@inwpcp.org.au phone 9389 2263.
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*The oOrg-HLR Self-Assessment Tool was developed by Anita Trezona as part of her PhD at Deakin University.