Health literacy

ALIA-APLA submission in response to the Australian Government National Preventative Health Strategy consultation, April 2021

This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the Australian Public Library Alliance (APLA), and ALIA Health Libraries Australia discusses how public libraries support people to gain information and health literacy skills; and the role of health libraries as important sources of information for medical students, researchers, clinicians, and other health practitioners.


New Digital Health Literacy online training program

The Digital Health Literacy – Empowering your community to manage their own health future online training program includes information that will enable public library and health library staff to support and guide the community to navigate and understand the Federal Government digital health initiatives, such as My Health Record and how to access online health and well-being resources through libraries.

Submission in response to the revision of the Implementation Plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023, February 2020

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is supportive of the proposed implementation plan’s structure, vision, foundations and focus areas. In summary:

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