Health literacy is about people having enough knowledge, understanding, skills and confidence to use health information, to be active partners in their care, and to navigate health and social care systems. Therefore, to access, assess and apply health information, people need to be health literate. People working in health and social care need to be aware of health literacy and of the techniques that can help to increase understanding.
The e-learning resource takes about 30 mins to complete. At the end of the module learners will know why health literacy is important and how to use some simple techniques to improve communication and check understanding with others.
After each section learners complete an action plan, detailing how they plan to use the techniques in practice. This plan can be used as evidence of learning in appraisals or professional portfolios.
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All our health
Interactive All Our Health learning sessions written by PHE and developed by Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare, are available to increase the knowledge, confidence and skills of all health and care professionals in embedding prevention in their day to day practice.
Currently, there are seven 17 e-learning sessions available covering a wide variety of public health topics.
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e-Learning for health
There are two Health Education England MECC e-Learning packages. Both resources are intended for anyone who has contact with people to make every contact count and develop public health knowledge.
The preferred training module for Lancashire and South Cumbria is the Wessex programme.
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New Making Every Contact Count free online learning resource
The MECC e-learning programme is designed to support learners in developing an understanding of public health and the factors that impact on a person’s health and wellbeing. It focuses on how asking questions and listening effectively to people is a vital role for us all.
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