Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA)

Easy Does It! Plain Language and Clear Verbal Communication Training Manual (1998)

This manual was developed for health providers by the national literacy and health program of the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA), which worked in partnership with 26 national health associations to raise awareness about the links between literacy and health. It offers information, tips, techniques and stories to help health-care workers improve the way they communicate with patients.

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2013-07-05

What the Health! A Literacy and Health Resource for Youth (2000)

This curriculum resource includes 10 lessons designed to help teenagers gain awareness of health issues and, at the same time, develop their literacy skills. Topics covered include feelings; safer sex; self esteem; drug abuse; drinking; smoking; prejudice; safe environments; homelessness; and healthy eating.

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2012-01-04

Second Canadian Conference on Literacy and Health (2004)

Final Report

The Second Canadian Conference on Literacy and Health brought together delegates with diverse interests in the literacy and health fields, providing them with the opportunity to share experiences, to discover practical tools, and to build partnerships. The organizing committee used workshop reports and questionnaires to capture delegate perspectives and recommendations relating to the four conference themes:

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2008-03-28

Flu Pandemic Communications Toolkit (2007)

Your Life Is In Your Hands

This toolkit by the Canadian Public Health Association explains the steps we can take to help prevent, prepare for, and protect ourselves against the next flu pandemic.

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2008-03-27

Staying the Course - Literacy and Health in the First Decade (2004)

Summary Report

Health literacy links our level of literacy with our ability to act upon health information and, ultimately, take control of our health. The Canadian Public Health Association hosted the Second Canadian Conference on Literacy and Health in Ottawa from October 17 to 19, 2004.

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2006-08-23

The Captain's Log: Charting the Course for Literacy and Health in the New Millennium (2001)

First Canadian Conference on Literacy and Health

In partnership with 26 national health associations, the Canadian Public Health Association raises awareness about the links between literacy and health among health professionals. Specifically, over the past nine years, CPHA's National Literacy and Health Program (NLHP) has promoted plain language health information and clear verbal communication in the health profession throughout Canada.

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2006-06-23

Literacy and Health Research Workshop: (2003)

Setting Priorities in Canada

The National Literacy and Health Research workshop, held October 27-28, 2000 in Ottawa, provided 32 leaders in research, policy and practice with an opportunity to share information about current and past work and research in literacy and health and then to identify priorities for future research in this area in Canada.

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2003-04-28

Good Medicine for Seniors: (2002)

Guidelines for Plain Language and Good Design in Prescription Medication

These Guidelines should help those involved with providing patient information to use plain language and clear verbal communication – pharmaceutical manufacturers, physicians, pharmacists and other health care providers.

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2003-04-03

Directory of Plain Language Health Information (1999)

The purpose of the Directory is to help Canadian health professionals locate excellent examples of plain language health information on a variety of subjects. A list of 375 titles from 50 organizations is presented. As well, the Introduction tells readers how and why we chose the resources that are listed. The Appendices provide basic plain language and clear design tips.

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1999-01-01
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