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Capacity Building Workshop Series 2014/15 Learning from WHO Healthy Cities Announced

Belfast Healthy Cities has announced its 2014/15 Capacity Building Workshop Series Learning from WHO Healthy Cities Announced.
The first event, focusing on Health Literacy, with speakers including the Chief Medical Officer for Northern Ireland, Dr Michael McBride will take place on 10 December. The workshop will be facilitated by WHO expert advisor Erica Ison. Further events, WHO Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT) and Inequalities and Poverty: definitions and tools for action will follow in the New Year.

Wednesday 10 December 2014     12.15pm - 4.45pm

Health Literacy in a Healthy City: Making the Case and Taking Action

Confirmed speakers: Dr Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer for Northern Ireland; Christine Hoy, Primary Care Development Unit, Health and Social Care Alliance, Scotland; Linda Clark, Stoke-on-Trent and Fergus Dolan, National Adult Literacy Agency, Ireland.

Facilitator: Erica Ison, WHO Expert Advisor

Health Literacy implies achievement of a level of knowledge, personal skills, and confidence to take  action to  improve personal and community health by changing personal lifestyles and living conditions.  This workshop will explore an understanding of Health Literacy within the context of Belfast, look at models of practice locally and across the UK and agree a way forward.

Health Literacy implies achievement of a level of knowledge, personal skills, and confidence to take action to improve personal and community health by changing personal lifestyles and living conditions. The International Survey of Adult Skills 2012 assessed adult literacy, numeracy and problem solvings in Northern Ireland and identified 18% of the working age population as performing at the lowest levels of literacy. Research has clearly identified the link between adult literacy and health literacy, making this a critical issue for population health.

Download a full agenda for Health Literacy in a Healthy City: Making the Case and Taking Action