The Health Literacy Development course is successfully running in its third year.
The Course addresses limited health literacy understanding and practice locally by building agencies’ capacity to respond to health literacy at both the client and organisational levels.
Through the creation of an innovative and supportive learning environment, the course delivers meaningful outcomes for participating organisations and contributes to the body of knowledge and experience of health literacy in Australia.
Participation is comprised of ten organisations with two representatives from each attending the course. The course duration is 8-months, with four full-day workshops held bi-monthly. To maximise the learning opportunities at each module, participants are required to complete preparation tasks prior to each workshop that establish a foundational understanding of core concepts.
Following each workshop, participants undertake a small project of approximately 40 hours within their organisation. The purpose of the projects is to integrate health literacy practice across the organisation to embed learnings and create sustainable change.
A CEH staff member is assigned to each participating organisation, to support participants throughout the course and in the development and implementation of their projects.