Seminars for October 2021
Health Literacy Month
Bite size lunchtime seminars
Register in advance for the webinars:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Seminar 1 Tuesday 5th October 12:00pm-1.00pm Involving Children in Health Literacy Research – Catherine L. Jenkins is a PhD Candidate in children’s health literacy at London South Bank University (LSBU). She is researching the potential of public libraries as settings for promoting critical health literacy in children. She works at North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT) Knowledge & Library Services as Health Literacy Project Manager.
Seminar 2 Tuesday 19th October 12:00pm-1.00pm Community Health Champions: “Ah, it’s a health literacy project, isn’t it?” – Zi Khumalo, Community Health Champion Coordinator, Voluntary Action Stoke-on-Trent (VAST)
Dr Mike Oliver, Health Psychologist and Health Literacy UK Steering Group Member
Voluntary Action Stoke-on-Trent (VAST) is currently coordinating a Community Health Champions project. Initially, the project is focusing on promoting positive messages and dispelling myths around COVID testing and vaccinations to ensure everyone can make the right health decisions and protect themselves.
Over time the project will expand to ensure understandable, accurate and accessible health information is available to help residents make better choices for their long term health and wellbeing. The role of a Community Health Champion is all about talking with people, and most importantly, sharing good information on health-related matters. In this webinar, you will hear from Zi Khumalo and Mike Oliver how health literacy has been put at the heart of this project.
Seminar 3 – Tuesday 26th October – 12:00pm-1.00pm Healthy Literacy in Action –
Claire Ramsey works as a Health and Wellbeing Manager in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust (NHSCT) in Northern Ireland. She qualified as a Dietitian in 2003 she took up post in North Yorkshire and has worked across acute, community and health promotion services with adults, children and families. During this time she developed an enduring interest in multi-disciplinary working, person-centred and personalised care planning.
Since returning to Northern Ireland in 2014 her career evolved from clinical dietetics to community health and wellbeing services. In this capacity in 2019, tasked to develop health literacy, she engaged members of the local community to co-produce the development of health literacy initiatives and promote good practice both for those who use services and those who provide them.
Currently she is working to develop an integrated social prescribing service, founded on good health literacy practices, incorporating the principles of co-production throughout service design.
For this session Claire is going to share NHSCT health literacy developments, initiatives and resources to support good practice.