The link between Health Literacy and Health Inequalities

Welcome to the Link between Health Literacy and Health Inequalities e-learning module which has been developed and produced in partnership with NHS Ayrshire & Arran. The Scottish Government health literacy action plan, Making it Easier - a health literacy action plan for Scotland 2017-25, encourages organisations and communities to be more health literacy responsive, ensuring that policies, practices and services are designed to meet people’s health literacy needs. This e-learning module helps to deliver the national health literacy plan by encouraging individuals and organisations to be mindful of health literacy. The module is suitable for both operational frontline staff and managers who can influence organisational change.

In order to get the best out of this module, learners are encouraged to complete the following e-learning module beforehand:

Health inequalities awareness

To access the health literacy module, you must first create a VLE account. You can do so here -

Once you have created your account and logged in, click enrol.

Additional Resources

List of additional resources and sources used in Understanding housing, homelessness and health online module

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Making connections between health, housing and homelessness

This learning resource aims to raise your awareness of the opportunities and challenges associated with reducing health inequalities and increasing impact made when engaging with people whose health and wellbeing could be affected by inappropriate housing circumstances.

The resource is applicable to learners at any level and provides foundation knowledge, and skills development, with signposting to additional resources for those wanting to explore further. Learners most likely to benefit from this resource include frontline NHS Primary Care Staff.