From July to December 2019, Good Things Foundation is running a Digital Health Literacy Pilot that supports community organisations to deliver digital health skills programs to their communities.
About the pilot
We know that 4 million people in Australia have limited digital skills1, but 90% of all Australians now have an online summary of their health information on My Health Record2. Australians need to be digitally able to take advantage of the abundance of online health programs and support available to them, including tools such as My Health Record. In a recent survey, 70% of Be Connected Network Partners said they were interested in providing digital health literacy support to meet this need.
From July to December 2019, Good Things Foundation is running a Digital Health Literacy Pilot that supports community organisations to deliver digital health skills programs to their communities. By participating in the pilot, your organisation will help us to design and deliver programs that support people to improve their digital health literacy, such as learning how to find quality, reliable information, as well as understanding how to use and manage their My Health Record.
We believe that supporting people to learn essential digital health literacy skills is critical to ensure every Australian has the ability to make informed, confident choices when it comes to supporting their health and wellbeing online.
The Digital Health Literacy Pilot is a program developed by Good Things Foundation, funded by the Australian Digital Health Agency.
1 Digital Inclusion: Report of Online Behaviours in Australia 2016 (Australia Post / BehaviourWorks) 2 My Health Record Statistics as at 26 May 2019, Australian Digital Health Agency