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Kia ora and welcome to Workbase’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 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.

Workbase closed at the end of 2015 and this website will no longer be updated.  For further information about health literacy services or the website, please contact Carla White (, 021301044) or Susan Reid (, 0274812290).