The Learning for Health Toolkit

The Learning for Health Toolkit

The Learning for Health Toolkit

Date posted: September 13, 2017

The Health Literacy in Community Organizations: a Toolkit to Support Engagement and Planning was created for Canadians who want to improve health literacy within their organizations and their communities. The 2017 edition was launched recently. Sponsored by the Public Health Agency of Canada, it contains:

  • information about why health literacy is important, the links between literacy and health, and literacy’s effect on health
  • a health literacy framework with four domains (access, understand, evaluate and communicate)
  • a participatory approach to assessing readiness, action planning and evaluation
  • practical and user-friendly tools.

For anyone who’s thinking of starting or enhancing a health literacy program, this is a good resource to consult.

And, there’s a BC connection. William Booth, Vancouver’s Literacy Outreach Coordinator for the Downtown Eastside, contributed to the development of this resource.

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