The Australian Government is developing a National Health Literacy Strategy (NHLS) and is seeking input into a consultation paper that includes a draft framework.
The objective of the NHLS is to provide an evidence-based health literacy environment, where health information is person-centred, accessible and culturally and linguistically appropriate, and to improve health literacy skills of all Australians. The NHLS was announced as one of the early priorities in 2021–22 under the National Preventive Health Strategy 2021–2030.
The consultation paper is now live on the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care’s Consultation Hub. Submissions will close on 9 November 2022 at 11:59pm.