Health Information Week

HIW 2016

An annual campaign to raise awareness about health information available to everyone in the UK in the first full week of July.

 A host of displays about where to find the best information about a range of health issues are to be set up during a week-long information campaign.

 NHS staff, voluntary staff and local authorities are a few of the groups to work together to create the most imaginative displays to show health information resources in their local area. It is hoped that partnership working across all organisations will benefit staff and public by raising awareness of the resources that are available to them.

 Health Information Week is to be held from 4th to 10th July 2016 and aims to improve access to quality local information and promote healthier communities.

 Sarah Greening, NHS Health Education England, working across West Midlands, said: “This is a great opportunity for NHS organisations, public librarians, voluntary sector and social care staff to get to together and not only share information among themselves but also give people the chance to find out more about what health information is available to them and where they can find it.” 

Published: 04/07/2016