Health Literacy

Health Literacy

Health Literacy has an important role to play for young people as they increase their independence and become less reliant on parents and carers.

School Nurse Toolkit – Improving young people’s health literacy

nursestoolkit-front-page-imageAYPH are delighted to share this toolkit produced with support from Public Health England.  The toolkit is designed to support school nurses to improve young people’s health literacy.  It has been developed as a result of our earlier work with school nurses on promoting health literacy in secondary schools (see below).

A blog from our CEO Emma Rigby for Public Health England, as part of the school nursing action week, looks at the importance of school nursing in promoting health literacy for young people.

Promoting health literacy in secondary schools

We worked with school nurses in three schools around the country for a Department of Health funded project, looking at ways to support young people’s transition from primary to secondary school.  As a result of this work we published a review focused on promoting health literacy in secondary schools available here. We also presented our findings at the School Nurse International Conference, in summer 2015. Presentation to School Nurse Intl Conference.