Health literacy is not a new concept, yet it is only recently gaining greater attention for its proven potential to improve health outcomes and service delivery. Whilst early definitions focused on individuals’ capacity to access, understand and act upon health information, recent developments recognise the responsibility for service providers to become health literate organisations and to develop workforces that can enhance health literacy for their consumers.
On 29 October 2015, over 60 health professionals, policy makers, community members and academics joined the Key Thinkers Forum in Sydney to focus on ways of improving health literacy within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. This was the sixth forum of its kind. As with previous forums, a Briefing Paper was sent out to everyone involved prior to the forum.The Forum was accessible online, as a LIME Network SLICE OF LIME Seminar, and 10 participants from around Australia joined in online. A video-recording of the forum can be found HERE.