$1 million funding for consumer health literacy in libraries

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the ALIA Australian Public Library Alliance (APLA) and ALIA Health Libraries Australia (HLA) have secured close to $1 million in funding for libraries from the Australian Digital Health Agency to run train the trainer programs on digital health literacy. The training will support library staff in public and health libraries respond to queries about government digital health programs and will run from September 2019 to June 2020.

ALIA CEO Sue McKerracher said, ‘This will be a good case study of how libraries can support national government initiatives when properly funded and resourced to do so, to the benefit of their local communities’

This nationwide initiative will provide training to library staff on how users can navigate and understand Federal Government digital health initiatives, like My Health Record, including how to comprehend and alter privacy settings, manage family records and engage with health providers to ensure a comprehensive profile.

For more information see the website.

About the Australian Library and Information Association

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is the professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector.

With 5,000 members across Australia, we provide the national voice of the profession in the development, promotion and delivery of quality library and information services, through leadership, advocacy and mutual support. www.alia.org.au.  


Karolina Firman, Communications Officer, karolina.firman@alia.org.au

Wednesday 14 August 2019 8:15am