Development and Delivery of a Pilot Health Education Literacy Program for Older Tasmanians
|Funding Source||UTAS – Community Grant|
The recent awarded community grant “Development and Delivery of a Pilot Health Education Literacy Program for Older Tasmanians” aims to develop and deliver a health literacy improvement resource for people aged 55+ in Tasmania. The findings, in conjunction with evidence-based best-practice models of health literacy interventions, will inform the development of health literacy resources and education for older people workshops. Three workshops will be delivered by health professionals and trained community representatives. It is envisaged that the project will enhance the health and wellbeing of this group by equipping them with health literacy skills which, for example, may help them to navigate health services, better understand medication instructions, communicate more effectively with health professionals and enhance engagement in health promoting behaviours.