Health

Evaluation of Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN) (2009)

In 2005, Dietitians of Canada (DC), the national association of registered dietitians, launched an online decision-support service for dietetic practitioners called Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN).

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2014-05-20

Environmental Scan of the Health Care Sector: A Focus on Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills – Case Study (2010)

This document outlines a project designed to discover the Literacy and Essential Skills challenges facing the health-care sector, and to see what kind of workplace literacy programming has taken place in the sector.

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2013-12-16

Going to the Doctor: You can do it! (2010)

Written in clear language, this guide helps to make dealing with the health-care system a less intimidating experience.

The authors cover such topics as when to go to the doctor; making and keeping appointments; preparing for an appointment; answering the doctor’s questions; and taking prescribed medications correctly.

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2013-10-01

Healthy living tips from a Leafs trainer [Video - 4:29] (2012)

This document is housed on the Sun Life Financial server, under Brighter Life.

This video provides tips for healthy living from Anthony Belza, the head coach for strength and conditioning with the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team. He describes healthy living as requiring a “hat trick” of nutrition, exercise, and rest to achieve lasting results.

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2013-08-02

Essential Skills and Health (2012)

One of a series prepared by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB), this fact sheet focuses on the role of Essential Skills in health.

The authors provide examples of how each Essential Skill can be used in a health-related situation. For instance, numeracy skills help a person calculate the correct dose of a medicine.

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2012-11-13

Bullying in Canada - how intimidation affects learning (2008)

Lessons in Learning – March 20, 2008

Bullying in schools can cause serious and lasting harm to both the victim and the perpetrator, and has been linked to such problems as substance abuse, aggression, and social withdrawal.

The authors of this document examine research about the effectiveness of intervention programs in ending bullying.

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2012-08-16

SmokeTalk Facilitator's Guide (2003)

The SmokeTalk program, designed to increase awareness of the negative effects of tobacco use, was developed by the Calgary-based Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute (VRRI), an agency that helps people with disabilities as well as the community at large.

The program is meant for people with low reading and writing skills and can be used either in a classroom setting or one on one.

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2012-01-20

Your Health (2013)

This e-book is part of a series called "Best of the Reader" and consists of material from The Westcoast Reader, a newspaper for adults trying to improve their English reading skills.

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2012-01-13

Module 9: Medicine (2010)

This document is one of nine modules that make up “Health Talk: A Health Literacy Curriculum for English Language Learners,” developed by the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA).

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2011-09-30

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