Health Information Week

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Health Information Week (HIW) is a multi-sector campaign to promote the good quality health resources that are available to the public. This campaign aims to encourage partnership working across sectors and benefit all staff and the public by raising awareness of the resources that are available to them.

More About Health Information Week – first full week of July:  #HIW2018 2-8th July 2018;

How can you get involved?

  • Follow the week’s events and join the campaign via Twitter: #HIW2018 You can also follow @Healthinfoweek
  • Plan your own health information display or event –
  • Prepare staff to signpost enquirers to good quality health information e.g. promote NHS.UK and provide guidance on using the NHS website
  • Promote HIW to staff and public, even if you are not holding an event or display:
  • For each day of the campaign, we are promoting a particular theme (The use of these themes on particular days is entirely optional so feel free to tailor your local campaigns as required):
    • Monday 2nd July – Healthy lifestyles
    • Tuesday 3rd July – Mental health
    • Wednesday 4th July – Health and digital literacy
    • Thursday 5th July- Long term conditions
    • Friday 6th July – Mindfulness and relaxation
    • Saturday 7th July – Patient stories
    • Sunday 8th July – Promoting partnerships in health information
  • Prepare staff to signpost enquirers to good quality health information e.g. promote NHS.UK
  • Visit other events in your area and meet those involved to see if you might join forces next year
  • Collect information that will help to assess the impact of HIW e.g. attendee numbers, number of enquiries, number of additional library subscribers, feedback from participants etc’. We have created some evaluation postcards for both attendees and organisers to collect immediate feedback during the week itself. The HIW2018 Project team will also be seeking more detailed evaluations including case studies. Please contact us if you would be interested creating a case study

Page updated 4 July 2018