Health Literacy in Stoke on Trent This 12 min video is split into 3 sections: the first 3 mins give an overview, then there’s 3 mins of info for patients, then 6 mins aimed at professionals. Or just take a look at the 2 minute teach back example in a GP practice from 6:19mins – 8:10mins.
Hemingway App. For text that is intended to be read by the general public aim for grade 8 or less (which is Year 9 in England, 13-14 year olds)
Gunning Fog Index The ideal score for readability with the Fog index is 7 or 8. This is also based on US grades, equivalent to Year 8 or 9 in England, so pitched at 12-14 year olds. Anything above grade 12 is too hard for most people to read.
To support Health Education England’s Health Literate Organisation programme of work a knowledge hub has been set up here. To register:
In ‘Groups’ search for ‘Health Literacy’
Click on the ‘Request to Join’
Complete a small section: ‘Please could you tell us a little about why you want to join’
Once your request is authorised, you will be able to access the Health Literacy Group
The Health Literacy Hub includes documents & resources & signposting to practical “how-to” guides and websites. You can add documents to the site & link up with other members to find out more about what health literacy projects have worked well for them.
Health Literacy Community of Practice. Membership of this health literacy community of practice is for colleagues in NHS Knowledge and Library Services but it has many useful resources that are available for the wider workforce.
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