ERIC Number: ED463440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Captain's Log. Canadian Conference on Literacy and Health: Charting the Course for Literacy and Health in the New Millennium. (1st, Ottawa, Ontario, May 28-30, 2000). Final Report.
Canadian Public Health Association, Ottawa (Ontario).
This document presents materials about and from a conference on literacy and health that was held to examine the connections between literacy and health and to provide Canadian health professionals, government representatives, literacy providers, adult learners from Canada and the United States, and other participants with practical skills and hands-on learning opportunities that could be useful in their work. The document is divided into 5 sections devoted to the following themes that served as the basis of the conference's 37 workshops and 2 sub-plenaries: (1) making health services and health information easy to use for all Canadians; (2) looking for ways to improve the training of health professionals; (3) learning more through research; (4) learning from learners; and (5) building literacy and health partnerships. Each section contains some or all of the following elements: an overview; discussions of specific issues; case studies; success stories; pertinent quotations; recommendations; and references. The following are among the specific topics discussed: (1) improving access to health services and health information; (2) identifying and helping low-literacy patients; (3) communicating clearly; (4) understanding the barriers caused by cultural differences and disabilities; and (5) research and policy trends in Canada. Lists of conference presenters and 15 World Wide Web sites are appended. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, Allied Health Occupations, Communication Skills, Conferences, Cooperative Planning, Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Educational Planning, Educational Practices, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy, Health Education, Health Promotion, Indigenous Populations, Information Dissemination, Instructional Materials, Internet, Literacy Education, Material Development, Partnerships in Education, Research Methodology, Resource Materials, Teacher Student Relationship, Training, Trend Analysis, World Wide Web
For full text (in English or French): http://www.nlhp.cpha.ca/conference/.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Canadian Public Health Association, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States