New clinic posters for download from Young Deadly Free

Young Deadly Free, October 2018

The team at Young Deadly Free have been busy creating new posters with Aboriginal communities across Australia. The posters aim to get their key messages out to young people and others in a fresh, engaging way.

All of our posters highlight positive messages from people living and working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities about the importance of STI and BBV testing.

  • View and download their 36 new posters here

Improving health literacy
: guidelines

Clinical Advisor,

It is no longer recommended that patients with low health literacy be identified. Instead, Universal Health Literacy Precautions are recommended.

While some providers are concerned that using plain language with health-literate patients will offend, studies show that patients with adequate health literacy prefer to receive health information in an easier to understand format.

Further, research indicates that patients with limited literacy will avoid contact with the healthcare system if they fear that their literacy issues will be discovered.

  • Read more here
  • Access AHRQ health literacy universal precautions toolkit here
  • Access Toolkit for making written material clear and effective here

Resource: Cue Cards in Community Languages

What Is It

Cue Cards is a new resource developed by Eastern Health Transcultural Services to assist health professionals and clients / carers who primarily have English language difficulties, or problems communicating with each other.

How To Use Cue Cards

This resource is not to be used in lieu of accredited interpreters, but can be used by clients/carers to communicate simple needs such as hunger, thirst, use of a telephone,  and by professionals to indicate simple instructions/concepts.

Cue cards are available in the following languages:

  • Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian
  • Bosnian, Burmese
  • Chin, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech
  • Dari, Dinka, Dutch
  • Farsi (Persian), Finnish, French
  • German, Greek, Gujarati
  • Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian
  • Indonesian, Italian
  • Japanese
  • Karen, Khmer (Cambodian), Kirundi, Korean
  • Maori (Cook Islands), Maori (New Zealand)
  • Nepalese, Nuer
  • Oromo
  • Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi
  • Romanian, Russian
  • Samoan, Serbian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Swahili
  • Tagalog (Filipino), Tamil, Tetum, Thai, Tigrinya, Tongan, Turkish
  • Ukrainian, Urdu
  • Vietnamese
  • Yiddish

Download cue cards here