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People with good health literacy can make informed and appropriate health decisions, and better manage their own health. This means better patient outcomes and more effective use of health resources.
Around half of New Zealand adults have low health literacy, which results in a wide range of problems and challenges for the health system, individuals, their whānau and families.
Achieving high levels of health literacy in New Zealand requires sustainable, long-term solutions.
Workbase is New Zealand’s most experienced provider of literacy, numeracy and communication support for organisations and adults. We have developed this website to support health professionals, managers and policy makers by providing comprehensive free information about health literacy, and easy access to resources and expertise.
The 16th of April was Conversations that Count Day which is all about raising awareness of advance care planning (ACP). The Weekend Herald (12 April 2014) also had an article on this topic which caught my eye and prompted me to look into this further. Advance Care Plans (also known as Advanced Care Directives or Living Wills) Read more >