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Digital Health Literacy Final Program Report now available
Canberra, 20 April
: ALIA has
today released the final program report for the Digital Health Literacy Education Program
– the result of a partnership with the Australian Public Library Alliance (APLA), Australian Digital Health Agency, ALIA and State Library Queensland - to develop and deliver train-the-trainer sessions on Digital Health Literacy for public library staff and other interested community across Australia.
“Public libraries provide a network for sharing critical health information with more than 9.3 million library users in metro, regional and remote Australia” said Acting ALIA CEO Nicole Barnes. “People know they can trust library staff, and this partnership with the Australian Digital Health Agency has provided them with the information and training they need to support their communities and help people to manage their own digital health futures.”
During the course of the multi-phase program which began in 2019, a total of 3,280 public library staff and interested community members (from Health, Education, Universities, Government, national organisations and community groups) have participated in either face-to-face training delivered prior to COVID-19 lockdown, or the online training program that came into being because of COVID-19.
The report is
now available for download
and includes a program timeline, key program outcomes and statistics, survey results, testimonials, community case studies, and details of the national roll-out. It also includes information on how ALIA is continuing to support the ADHA MHR consumer learning program.