Presentation Overview

Are you speaking my language: Understanding what health literacy and cultural competency means for your practice

Michal Morris

Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health

Overview

Cultural Competency and Health Literacy are concepts that are bandied around a lot in the policy world but little is understood about them, and there is even less knowledge about how to implement them within a medical practice.  Today in Australia 28% of the population have been born overseas and 59% of Australians are health illiterate, which means that these concepts are important for most health services.  They are also interlinked.

Michal Morris, General Manager of Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health, will present on these two critical ideas, but will focus on the practical implementation – that is, what health literacy and cultural competency mean for you!