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Developing Health Literacy for a Better Tasmania

Held on the 21st Nov 2023

at 6pm to

, Southern Tasmania; Online

Add to Calendar 2023-11-21 18:00:00 2023-11-21 19:00:00 Australia/Sydney Developing Health Literacy for a Better Tasmania Is health literacy a health, education or community concern? Lecture Theatre 2, Medical Science Precinct, Cnr Campbell and Liverpool Street, Hobart
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Lecture Theatre 2, Medical Science Precinct, Cnr Campbell and Liverpool Street, Hobart


Is health literacy a health, education or community concern?


  • Dr Rosie Nash, Senior Lecturer in Public Health, College of Health and Medicine, University of Tasmania
  • Hosted by Professor Kitty te Riele, Interim Director and Deputy Director (Research), Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment, University of Tasmania

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ABS data indicates that only half of Tasmanians consider themselves to be in excellent or very good health. Dr Rosie Nash believes health literacy could be the answer to better health outcomes, less inequity, improved educational attainment, and more productive Tasmanians.

Join Rosie to discover how Tasmania is leading internationally, and where we have a lot more work to do. She’ll take you on a journey based on her 2020 Churchill Fellowship, which explores whether health literacy is a health, education or community concern. During her fellowship, Dr Nash visited nine countries, met with 485 experts, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers.

About the Speaker
Dr Rosie Nash is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health in the College of Health and Medicine, a Pharmacist and Regional Editor for the Health Promotion Journal of Australia. She has been recognised as an international leader in child and adolescent health literacy research and is passionate about health promotion and prevention. Rosie is interested in strategies designed to optimise health systems and create opportunities to strengthen our health workforce. Rosie is a generous and authentic leader who is passionate about making a difference in her community.

In 2016, Rosie co-founded HealthLit4Kids, an evidence informed school based program designed to support health literacy development from primary school. Rosie has grown her research team and secured funding in order to provide more children and their communities with the opportunity to develop health literacy assets. This research and our local experience led to the development of HealthLit4Everyone, a social enterprise that aims to improve health literacy outcomes, mitigating health and social inequities for children, families and communities locally and globally through education, consultation and advocacy activities.​ Rosie is CEO of HealthLit4Everyone and is determined to equip more Tasmanians with the asset of health literacy and redress inequity.

Rosie is a 2020 Churchill Fellow who visited England, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Germany, France, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland to collaborate with international health literacy experts and their networks to explore whether health literacy is a health, community, or education issue.

Rosie holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours and a PhD from the University of Tasmania.

Read Rosie's Churchill Fellowship Report.

Complimentary refreshments

All are welcome to join us for complimentary refreshments from 5.30pm in the foyer. The  event will start at 6.00pm.

Attend online or in-person

Join this talk in-person, or online. Registrations are essential. To register for the in-person event, secure your spot through Humanitix. To attend online, register via Zoom, and we'll email you details on how to join.

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