Health Literacy Schools Toolkit
Resources have been selected for all ages, and guidance has been included on appropriate age groups. Please do use your professional expertise and local knowledge when producing local health literacy resources
Health literacy is defined as:
“The personal characteristics and social resources needed for individuals and communities to access, understand, appraise and use information and services to make decisions about health”
Why does health literacy in schools matter?
Health literacy plays a key role in influencing health outcomes from childhood. Developing health literacy skills early in life has been linked to increased educational attainment. Schools are well-positioned to promote health literacy across age groups, throughout the curriculum and in collaboration with the wider school community, including parents/caregivers and staff.
The E-learning was developed in partnership between HEE and NES to raise awareness of health literacy and its impact on health and social care staff.
Anyone can do the health literacy E-learning; you just need an email address in order to register.
Please click on the link below to register for this e-learning content
Who should I contact within my Trust?
Wanting to reach out to colleagues, some good places to start are:
Localise your data
If you want to find out about your local authority area's Health Literacy please use the link below