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The Health Literacy Network invite you to:

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Health Literacy Forum 2019

When: 29th October 2019
Where: Tailrace Centre
1 Riverside Drive, Launceston
Cost: FREE

To launch the NEW Health Literacy Action Plan 2019-2024.

Network with people doing some great work in our schools, services and communities and develop some new skills in one of the four workshops offered in the afternoon. Come for half a day or a full day you choose but don’t miss out…Register today!

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  • Making videos
  • Engaging consumers
  • Improve your emails and the 26TEN Chat
  • A practical session on cross-cultural communication.

Keynote Speaker

Professor Don Nutbeam

Don Nutbeam is Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney, and Principal Senior Advisor at the Sax Institute.

He is an eminent researcher in health literacy whose work is highly cited around the world. He will be sharing some of his most recent work establishing the NSW Health Literacy Hub.

Current Program



9:00 am

Registrations open

9:30 am

Welcome to Country

9:45 am

Opening of the Day - Launch of Health Literacy Action Plan

10:00 am

Guest Speaker - Professor Don Nutbeam

11:00 am

Morning Tea

11:30 am

What’s happening in Tasmania - short presentations

1:00 am


2:00 am


4:00 am



Health literacy is the knowledge and skills needed to find, understand and use information and services to make decisions about health and healthcare.

Many things can change the level of health literacy including a person’s individual characteristics, support available, the community they belong to, access to and delivery of services, as well as the environment in which they live, work and play.

An individual's level of health literacy can vary over time, as people are exposed to new information, skills and experiences.

This site has information and resources for service providers and organisations to become more responsive to health literacy needs and create more supportive environments.

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