Join the health literacy revolution

The University of Sydney Public Health Professor and WSLHD board member Don Nutbeam.

The Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) Health Literacy Hub in partnership with The University of Sydney is offering staff a range of bi-monthly seminars to help improve the health literacy of our patients and communities.

Do you find some of your patients struggling to understand information about their diagnosis, medication, or procedures?

Do you wish there was more you could do to help them? Well there is!

Come along to the WSLHD Health Literacy seminar in April, and find out all about how you can communicate better with patients who find it difficult to understand medical information.

The seminars are for clinical and non-clinical staff and will cover presentations on best practices and research innovations in effective communication.

Seminar presenter Professor Don Nutbeam, who is helping to establish the WSLHD Health Literacy Hub, said the seminar series is the first of several initiatives to support staff in 2018.

“These will support the LHD vision to make western Sydney one of the most health literate communities in Australia,” Prof Nutbeam said.

“We all have a part to play in improving the quality and effectiveness of our communication with patients, their carers and the wider community in western Sydney.

“I encourage you to join us and discover how you can help make a difference.”

Seminar 1:

Topic: Health Literacy: What is it and why is it important?

Presenters: Professor Don Nutbeam and Dana Mouwad

Day: 10th April 2018

Time: 2pm – 3pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 4, WECC Space, Westmead Hospital

Please make sure you register before the event through Eventbrite. For queries please contact Danielle Muscat at – we hope to see you there!

Stay tuned as we bring you more details about future seminars.