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REGISTER TODAY for this NEW and informative Audio Conference!!!!
"Health Literacy Skills Can Impact Anyone"
with Michelle Helliwell
Literacy skills play a complicated but vitally important role in the
health of our patients and our populations. Poor health literacy skills
can impact anyone, but are most keenly felt by those who have trouble
with written information - about 40% of the population. It is estimated
that poor health literacy skills have a huge economic impact on health
This session will provide a brief overview of the links between
literacy and health, and broader health literacy issues. There will be
an overview of how library services working for three district health
authorities in Western Nova Scotia created and delivered a health
literacy program for health care providers, its impact and future.
Wednesday, Dec. 13th, 2006
3:00 PM ET 12:00 PM PT
1 hour - Audio Conference
REGISTER AT www.THEPARTNERSHIP.CA and scroll down to the 'Education
* an increased awareness of literacy issues and their broad impact on
* an increased awareness of health literacy from both the perspective
of health care providers and patients/clients
* tangible examples of how library services knowledge and expertise can
make a positive impact on larger organizational goals such as patient
safety, standards for patient education, etc.
* further resources to explore re: health literacy, plain language,
Who Should Participate?
Librarians in health care settings, public libraries, and academic
libraries that support medical/health professional training.
Key Topics You Will Explore
* how literacy impacts upon health
* health literacy - what it is, its impact on health care consumers and
* standards for patient education material - plain language and clear
* developing and delivering a program
Method of Instruction
Audio teleconference session supported by a handout
Member: $54.00 + GST
Non-Member: $74.00 + GST
REGISTER AT www.thepartnership.ca. Scroll to Education Institute and
click on this course!
About the presenters.....
Michelle Helliwell is a librarian with Library and Knowledge Management
Services, a shared service of South Shore Health, South West Health and
Annapolis Valley Health authorities in Nova Scotia. She is responsible
for the management of patient education materials as well providing
library support to the Community Health divisions in those health
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