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IMPROVING DIGITAL HEALTH LITERACY

May 25, 2020

Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman, has welcomed funding to help improve digital health literacy skills in the Blue Mountains.

Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre (BANC’s) CYBER_SHED has received $5000 from Good Things Foundation to teach people how to understand and use digital literacy tools such as My Health Record.

“CYBER_SHED Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre is one of 72 community organisations across Australia selected by Good Things Foundation to participate in the digital health literacy program,” Ms Templeman said.

“BANC’s CYBER_SHED helps people with technology like mobile phones, computers and the internet, and is currently available over video chat and phone due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“It’s so important that vulnerable members of our community are able to access and understand health information, particularly in the current climate.

“I have previous supported CYBER_SHED with a Stronger Communities grant and I congratulate them on receiving this grant, which I am sure it will be of great assistance to many people in the Upper Mountains community.”

Good Things Foundation is a social change charity, helping people improve their lives through digital means.

CYBER_SHED is available available Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm on 0458 099 001. Messages can also be sent to BANC via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/blackheathareaneighbourhoodcentre)

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