Building digital health literacy so people can make informed, confident choices to support their health and wellbeing online.
Digital health literacy skills are critical to ensuring every Australian has the ability to make informed, confident choices when it comes to supporting their health and wellbeing online. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown just how important it is for all Australians to have equal access to online health services and information.
With more and more health services being offered digitally, helping people build basic skills and confidence online opens up options such as seeing a doctor or specialist via telehealth, accessing mental health support, filling prescriptions remotely and being in control of your own health information.
Your Health in Your Hands is a digital health literacy program delivered by Good Things Foundation Australia in partnership with the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA). The program is designed to improve people’s uptake and confidence using My Health Record, supporting them to gain the essential digital skills and confidence to manage their health and wellbeing.
Digital Health Webinar Series
Between July and October Good Things Foundation will be hosting a series of digital health webinars open to people of all ages across Australia, as well as a number of interactive, virtual group support sessions. The webinar series will also include specific sessions for older Australians, carers and aged care staff in regional, remote and rural communities.
Topics that will be covered include:
- How digital health can make your life easier
- How My Health Record puts you in control of your health information
- Everything you need to know about e-prescriptions
- Practical tips for finding reliable health information online.
You can find the full webinar schedule and sign-up form using the link below.
Webinar schedule and registration
The program will also feature a number of localised face-to-face training and support sessions, delivered by a selected group of Good Things Foundation Network Partners in:
- Victoria: Ballarat and Bendigo
- South Australia: Wider Adelaide region
- New South Wales: Northern NSW (from the Central Coast up to the QLD border).
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Find out more
Learn more about managing your health online by registering for one of our Your Health in Your Hands webinars.
Visit www.digitalhealth.gov.au to learn more about My Health Record and other Government Digital Health Services.
Your Health in Your Hands is delivered by Good Things Foundation Australia, funded by the Australian Digital Health Agency and supported by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).