Literacy and Health

The Five E's for Health: Understanding eLiteracies for eLearning in Electronic Educational Environments (2008)

This report describes the evaluation of the impact of two established virtual classroom environments, one on tobacco control and one on HIV/AIDS, on student learning and engagement and on teacher collaboration.

The impact of the two programs was evaluated by 233 youth participants and five teachers, using surveys and interviews, with the goal of developing recommendations for health and education programming and policy.

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2014-06-03

Exploring the implementation and potential adaptation of Action Schools! (2009)

BC for Rural and Remote First Nations Communities

This document describes a project designed to test whether a school-based healthy lifestyles program could improve the health of Aboriginal children and youth in Canada.

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2014-05-28

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

'Talk to Your Doc' - helping adolescents make health care transitions (2010)

Evaluation and design to extend the reach

This study evaluates the effectiveness of “Talk to Your Doc” workshops presented by University of British Columbia medical students in Vancouver high schools as a volunteer outreach program since 1998.

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2014-05-14

The Health Promoting School: Developing Indicators and an Evaluation Framework (2009)

The term Health Promoting School (HPS) refers to the idea that a school can promote both the health and the learning needs of its students. The goal of this study was to establish indicators of student health and wellbeing associated with school policies and practices, and to further the understanding of the HPS through quantitative and qualitative analysis.

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2014-05-07

Great Food for Northern Cooks – Clear and Easy Recipes (2013)

This cookbook is aimed in particular at those living and cooking in Canada’s northern region, with recipes based on ingredients that can be found in that area. Some feature ingredients like caribou meat and bannock, the flatbread that is a staple in many Aboriginal communities.

It includes information on cooking equipment; methods of food preparation; stove and oven settings; and cooking measurements in both imperial and metric.

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2013-10-15

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

Module 1: Introduction to Health Literacy (2010)

This presentation is part of a kit developed by Literacy Volunteers of Quebec (LVQ) to raise awareness among medical and social services practitioners of the link between literacy and health.

The authors explain the five levels of literacy; discuss the links between low literacy levels and poor health outcomes; and offer tips to help health professionals pick up on signs of low literacy.

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2013-07-03

Health and Literacy (2012)

In this fact sheet, part of a series prepared by Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador, the authors point out that many adults lack adequate health literacy skills.

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2013-05-21

Canada's Literacy Challenge: A Market Segmentation Analysis (2008)

The authors look at the way literacy levels of adult Canadians influence the country’s economic and social success. They analyse a variety of research materials, including Statistics Canada documents, showing that differences in literacy skills are associated with large differences in employability, wage rates, income, and reliance on social transfers such as social assistance.

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2013-04-25

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