Maureen Johnson is Manager of Women’s Consumer Health Information at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. She is committed to a patient-centered approach to health literacy and believes that large hospitals and health services need high-level support and robust systems to ensure that these efforts are sustained over time.
Johnson received a Victorian Travelling Fellowship from the Victorian Quality Council. This fellowship allows emerging leaders to conduct international investigations into innovative responses to health care quality and safety. As part of this program, Johnson recently visited the USA, Canada, England, the Netherlands and Finland.
In this podcast, Maureen Johnson talks with Helen Osborne about:
- Johnson’s health literacy journey. Why she traveled, who she met, what she learned along the way.
- The value of health literacy networking. How it extends beyond hospitals and healthcare settings.
- Salutogenesis. A way of looking at individual health factors, not just causes of disease.
More Ways to Learn:
- Maureen Johnson’s blog, healthliteracyvic.blogspot.com
- Salutogenesis. Learn more at http://www.salutogenesis.fi/
- Women’s Consumer Health Information at the Royal Women’s Hospital, www.thewomens.org.au/HealthInformation
- Victorian Quality Council, http://www.health.vic.gov.au/travelfellowships/
- Hill S (ed), The Knowledgeable Patient: Communication and Participation in Health, Wiley-Blackwell. Released October 2011. Maureen Johnson co-authored one chapter.
- Osborne H (podcast). November 23, 2009. Health Literacy Out Loud #28: Applying Adult Education Principles to Medicine & Public Health. Available at http://healthliteracy.com/hlol-adult-education
- Osborne H (podcast). August 26, 2009. Health Literacy Out Loud #20: Selina Maphorogo Talks About Community Health Education in South Africa. Available at http://healthliteracy.com/hlol-health-education-south-africa
Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (Updated 2018), by Helen Osborne. Relevant chapters include: 1, 27, 40, 41, 42.
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