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Improving health
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This e-learning module helps to deliver the national health literacy plan by encouraging individuals and organisations to be mindful of health literacy. The module is suitable for both operational frontline staff and managers who can influence organisational change. In order to get the best out of this module, learners are encouraged to complete the following e-learning module beforehand: Health inequalities awareness.

This course is available to start any time.

Course type
Time to complete
45 minutes
Course category
Health inequalities

By the end of the module, you should be able to:

  • describe the relationship between health literacy and health inequalities
  • recognise the importance of good health literacy to keep people well
  • identify groups at risk of low health literacy and the challenges that these groups may face
  • reflect on what you can do in your role to improve health literacy and have a positive impact on health and wellbeing.

You need to enrol on our e-Learning platform before you can start the course. Please register and login before you start.

If you are already enrolled on the e-Learning site and have logged in, you can start the course directly.