About

Ask for Health is a web-based resource created by health professionals and young people for young people. Youth Action partnered with NSW Health to create this project to improve young people’s access to health services they need, when they need them.

 

Health literacy, just like reading & writing literacy, means having the skills to be able to navigate & use the health system & understand health information. Having health literacy means young people can independently & confidently manage their own health. 

 

Health Literacy Advisory Council

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What is the Health Literacy project?

 

We put a call out for young people to develop and co design a program to help young people in NSW access the health system. We know that programs built by young people for young people lead to better outcomes. Members of the Health Literacy Advisory Council are paid per meeting for their time and dedication. 
Members of the Council are:
  • interested in making the health system more accessible for young people
  • passionate about young people's voices being heard
  • interested in learning how to design a program dedicated to young people
  • advocates for young people and collaborate with diverse voices in community.

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Youth Action runs the Young People's Health Network. Young people age 12-25 can join to share and receive information or opportunities related to young people's health. Sign up here.