Health Literacy Development with Ophelia Masterclass
A 2-day masterclass led by the globally recognised founder of health literacy development and the Ophelia (Optimising Health Literacy and Access) process, Distinguished Professor Richard Osborne. This masterclass is for managers, executives, health professionals, health planners, policy makers, researchers, and those active in health promotion and community services.
This masterclass will
- Demonstrate how to build fit-for-purpose interventions reduce inequity in health service access and engagement.
- Introduce Ophelia (Optimising Health Literacy and Access), a structured process for identifying and responding to health literacy needs.
- Explain health literacy with the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ) and eHealth Literacy Questionnaire (eHLQ) including their relevance to needs assessment, evaluation, and quality improvement.
Participants will be able to:
- Describe social determinants of health, including health literacy, as influencers of health equity
- Explain how health literacy development creates enabling environments to lead to improved health access and equity
- Use tools and processes to identify diverse health literacy strengths and challenges
- Apply the Ophelia process to design, implement and evaluate actions and interventions to promote effectiveness, uptake and sustainability
- Design participatory and strengths-based approaches for health literacy development in organisations and communities in different contexts
- Integrate health literacy responsiveness into organisations to support community health literacy development
- Appraise international health literacy policy and practice.
For more information, contact Swinburne University of Technology.