Irving Rootman

Changing immigrants' attitudes toward intentions to use the BC HealthGuide Program: Culturally specific video messaging for health promotion (2007)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 1, No. 1, Article 3, 2007

This study investigated perceptions within the Iranian community of the Greater Vancouver Area about the Government of British Columbia’s health information program, and explored a model for introducing the program to other ethnic communities in the province.

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2014-05-16

An Inter-sectoral Approach for Improving Health Literacy for Canadians - A Discussion Paper (2012)

This discussion paper is the work of a multi-sector advisory group convened by the Public Health Association of British Columbia with the goal of identifying priorities and organizing them into a comprehensive framework for improving health literacy in Canada.

The document includes a definition of health literacy and an explanation of why it is important.

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2012-05-25

Calgary Charter on Health Literacy (2011)

Rationale and Core Principles for the Development of Health Literacy Curricula

This document grew out of a three-day institute held in Calgary, Alberta, in October 2008, which brought together participants from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

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2011-03-25

2005 National Summer Institute (2005)

Working Together on Literacy and Health Research - Final Report

This is the Final Report for a National Summer Institute held in Vancouver, BC in July 2005 regarding Literacy and Health Research. Included are key strategic directions for future research around literacy and health issues.

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2006-08-15

Canadian Graduate Student Workshop on Literacy and Health Research (2004)

Report

This is a report on a national workshop that took place before the Second National Literacy and Health Conference in Ottawa. Canadian graduate students were invited to apply to attend the workshop and conference and 22 graduate students from across Canada were accepted.

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2005-09-23

Literacy and Health Research in Canada: Where Have We Been and Where Should We Go? (2005)

This article reviews current literature and research on literacy and health and identifies priorities for research on this topic in Canada. The review found that low literacy has direct and indirect impacts on health. Families are at risk due to difficulty reading medication prescriptions, baby formula instructions and health and safety education materials.

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2005-08-19

Literacy and Health in Canada: What We Have Learned and What Can Help in the Future? (Clear Language Edition) (2004)

A Research Report

Health and Literacy are linked. We have learned that people with reading problems have more health problems. We need to learn how to make it easier for people who don't read well to be healthy.

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2005-04-14

National Literacy and Health Research Program Needs Assessment and Environmental Scan (2002)

The objectives of this study were to identify:
-gaps in knowledge in literacy and health research in Canada;
-current and proposed initiatives in literacy and health in Canada;
-resources and opportunities for research in literacy and health in Canada.

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2004-10-21
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