Call for Papers on Health Literacy for Australian Health Review Journal

Dr Lucio Naccarella from the Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and Associate Professor Robyn Woodward-Kron from the Department of Medical Education, Melbourne Medical School, are guest editors for an upcoming issue of the Australian Health Review journal on Health Literacy.

Dr Naccarella is a senior research fellow at Health Systems and Workforce Unit. He is a leading primary health care services researcher and evaluator, with interests in systems change, multidisciplinary primary health care team work, primary care organisations and primary medical care workforce reforms, from a policy, research and practice perspective. 

“Health literacy is increasingly a priority for governments, organisations, health professionals, and communities as it is key to supporting people to better manage their health,” said Dr Naccarella.

“ It also has the potential to improve health-related outcomes. Health professional education has an important role in achieving these goals by advancing health literacy practices of health professionals”.  

Dr Naccarella and A/Prof Woodward-Kron have recently released a call for papers for this issue. The Submission deadline is the 28th of February, 2017. To find out more about submitting your papers, visit the Australian Health Review website.

“This issue will be important because health literacy is content and context specific, resulting in multiple and evolving definitions, conceptualisations, interventions and measurement, which have implications for health professional education and training” said Dr Naccarella.