ERIC Number: ED360503
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Partners in Practice. The Literacy and Health Project, Phase Two. August 1990-October 1992. Summary Report.
Breen, Mary J.
Phase one of the Ontario Literacy and Health Project established a link between lack of education and increased health problems. Phase two was undertaken for the following purposes: (1) to develop a position paper on literacy and health; (2) to foster working partnerships between literacy groups and health groups that would result in ongoing activities to address the health problems associated with literacy problems; (3) to provide short-term support for groups and individuals wishing to address the literacy and health issue; and (4) to establish a clearinghouse of literacy and health information. During phase two, the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) developed and adopted a position paper on literacy and health, conducted clear language workshops at seven locations throughout Ontario to give literacy and health workers an opportunity to develop easy-to-read materials, and provided support for the development of five accessible health education publications. Information and technical assistance was provided to nearly 100 groups and individuals regarding the development and implementation of programs addressing the literacy-health connection, and a clearinghouse of literacy and health information was established in Toronto. (The OPHA position paper is appended along with an 18-item bibliography.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Clearinghouses, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy, Health Education, Information Dissemination, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Position Papers, Program Development, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Ontario Public Health Association, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada