Kia ora and welcome to New Zealand’s Health Literacy website
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.
I know I have re-blogged We ♥ Health Literacy before, but this post is dear to my heart. Just two weeks ago someone in an audience I was presenting to said we write to the age of 8 year olds. These sorts of statements are hard to respond to fully when you have limited time in Read more >
- Cardiovascular disease medication health literacy among Indigenous peoples: design and protocol of an intervention trial in Indigenous primary care services – 2014 [NZ]
- Kia Mau te Kahu Whakamauru: Health literacy in palliative care – 2014 [NZ]
- Māori health literacy and communication in palliative care: Kaumātua-led models (Kia Mau te Kahu Whakamauru project)- 2014 [NZ]
- Palliative care and Māori from a health literacy perspective (Kia Mau te Kahu Whakamauru project) – 2014 [NZ]