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HealthLit4Kids study protocol; crossing boundaries for positive health literacy outcomes

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, June 2018
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HealthLit4Kids study protocol; crossing boundaries for positive health literacy outcomes
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BMC Public Health, June 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12889-018-5558-7
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Rose Nash, Shandell Elmer, Katy Thomas, Richard Osborne, Kate MacIntyre, Becky Shelley, Linda Murray, Siobhan Harpur, Diane Webb


Health attitudes and behaviours formed during childhood greatly influence adult health patterns. This paper describes the research and development protocol for a school-based health literacy program. The program, entitled HealthLit4Kids, provides teachers with the resources and supports them to explore the concept of health literacy within their school community, through classroom activities and family and community engagement. HealthLit4Kids is a sequential mixed methods design involving convenience sampling and pre and post intervention measures from multiple sources. Data sources include individual teacher health literacy knowledge, skills and experience; health literacy responsiveness of the school environment (HeLLO Tas); focus groups (parents and teachers); teacher reflections; workshop data and evaluations; and children's health literacy artefacts and descriptions. The HealthLit4Kids protocol draws explicitly on the eight Ophelia principles: outcomes focused, equity driven, co-designed, needs-diagnostic, driven by local wisdom, sustainable, responsive, systematically applied. By influencing on two levels: (1) whole school community; and (2) individual classroom, the HealthLit4Kids program ensures a holistic approach to health literacy, raised awareness of its importance and provides a deeper exploration of health literacy in the school environment. The school-wide health literacy assessment and resultant action plan generates the annual health literacy targets for each participating school. Health promotion cannot be meaningfully achieved in isolation from health literacy. Whilst health promotion activities are common in the school environment, health literacy is not a familiar concept. HealthLit4Kids recognizes that a one-size fits all approach seldom works to address health literacy. Long-term health outcomes are reliant on embedded, locally owned and co-designed programs which respond to local health and health literacy needs.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 113 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 24 21%
Researcher 12 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 8%
Student > Master 9 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 6%
Other 19 17%
Unknown 33 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 19 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 16 14%
Psychology 11 10%
Social Sciences 10 9%
Sports and Recreations 4 4%
Other 16 14%
Unknown 37 33%

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