Retrospective Evaluation of the National Literacy and Health Program (2004)

Final Report

Literacy is an important determinant of health. Literacy also affects other factors that determine health such as income, access to jobs, education and social supports. Almost half of Canadians have low literacy skills, and these Canadians are more likely to have poor health than those with higher levels of literacy. They are more likely to be living with chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. As well, they are more likely to have an early death. Health literacy is a new concept that links our level of literacy with our ability to act upon health information and, ultimately, to take control of our health.

In 2004, the Canadian Public Health Association and the National Literacy and Health Program Steering Committee commissioned a retrospective evaluation of the National Literacy and Health Program. This document is a report of the evaluation.

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National Literacy and Health Research Project Team. Retrospective Evaluation of the National Literacy and Health Program 2004. Web. 26 Nov. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/evalu/evaluation.pdf>
National Literacy and Health Research Project Team (2004). Retrospective Evaluation of the National Literacy and Health Program. Retrieved November 26, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/evalu/evaluation.pdf
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