World Health Day

World Health Day 2019

April 7th is World Health Day. This year’s campaign focuses on Universal Health Coverage: everyone, everywhere. What is universal health coverage? For more information on universal health coverage, read the WHO fact sheet. What is needed to help achieve universal health coverage?

World Health Day

World Health Day is on April 7th. This year’s focus is Universal Health Care. How much do you know about global universal health care? Click here to take a quiz. This coming Saturday is also a good time to reflect on the importance of literacy in facilitating access to health services.

Depression – Let’s talk

Today is World Health Day! This year’s theme is depression and the slogan is “Depression: let’s talk”. Two very good resources in BC to learn more about depression and what you can do about it are Here to Help (the source of the plainer language series, including What is depression?) and the Kelty Mental Health… Read more

World Health Day

Today is World Health Day, and this year’s theme is Beat Diabetes. In 2013, Project READ Literacy Network Waterloo-Wellington published the Diabetes Essential Skills Kit (D.E.S.K.). It includes Learning Modules that address 6 common barriers to a patient’s independent diabetes management. And, a separate document contains Essential Skills Profiles for literacy practitioners and health professionals… Read more