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1 Health Literacy : “A building block for good health” Di Webb Policy & Planning Officer, Population Health Services Ph:

2 What’s happening in Tasmania? Communication & Health Literacy Action Plan July 2011-June 2013

3 Aim/s of the plan…. Raise awareness Create supportive environments Improving communication by health and human services Improving the health literacy of Tasmanian population.

4 What’s happening?

5 What’s happening…… Working with Tasmania Medicare Local and the University of Tasmania on a three-year project: Health Literacy: Strengthening self-efficacy & competency for practitioners.

6 What we can do?..... Get involved Create supportive environments Improve the way we communicate. Build literacy Build health literacy into our organisations.

7 Big Thankyou! Dr Shandell Elmer University of Tasmania School of Health Sciences Bob Wylie, David Quinn and Rogan Brown University of Tasmania film technicians. Kevin O’Loughlin & Belinda Fenney-Walch Population Health Services Everyone who took part in the filming!

8 How to find out more? Website: Contact: Diane Webb, Population Health Services Ph:


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