Literacy

Literacy

Can she read it : readability and literacy in health education

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Mary Breen
Janis Wood Catano
Edition: 
Vol 8, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses how to make health information readable. Lists easy-to-read resources. Offers information on how to write for people with low literacy skills. 

Internet usage by low-literacy adults seeking health information: an observational analysis

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English
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Author: 
Mehret S Birru
Valerie M Monaco
Lonelyss Charles
Hadiya Drew
Valerie Nije
Timothy Bierria
Ellen Detlefsen
Richard A Steinman
Publisher: 
Journal of Medical Internet Research
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Determines how low-literacy adults independently access and evaluate health information on the Internet. Identifies challenges and areas of proficiency in the Internet-searching skills of low-literacy adults.

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ISSN 14388871
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Literacy and health in Canada: what have we learned and what can help in the future? A research report

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English
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Author: 
Elsie Petch
Barbara Ronson
Irving Rootman
Publisher: 
Canadian Public Health Association
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the link between literacy and health status. Reviews past literacy and health projects. Presents recommendations for future work and research study.

Adequate literacy and health literacy: prerequisites for informed health care decision making

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English
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Online
Author: 
Joyce Dubow
Publisher: 
AARP Public Policy Institute
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

Examines the effects of low literacy levels on health outcomes. Proposes strategies to address low literacy, and underlines public policy implications.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Literacy and health research in Canada: where have we been and where should we go?

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English
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Online
Author: 
Irving Rootman
Barbara Ronson
Publisher: 
Institute of Gender and Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Edmonton, AB

Provides an overview of existing Canadian research and practice in literacy and health. Offers suggestions for future work.

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HEAS.R43 2004
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Chapter in "Reducing health disparities and promoting equity for vulnerable populations international think tank: synthesis papers." Includes bibliographical references.

Literacy and health outcomes: summary

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
N.D. Berkman
D.A. DeWalt
M.P. Pignone
S.L. Sheridan
K.N. Lohr
L. Lux
S.F. Sutton
T. Swinson
A.J. Bonito
Publisher: 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Rockville, MD

Presents a systematic review consolidates and analyzes the body of literature that has been produced to date regarding the relationship between literacy and health outcomes and the evidence about interventions intended to improve the health of people with low literacy.

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ISSN 1530440X

Where there is life, there is hope: women literacy students and discrimination

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English
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Paper
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Publisher: 
Department of Education and Training
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Brandon, MB

Discussess the discrimination that literacy students and women have experienced and how they have overcome it.

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DISC.W44 1995

What the Health!: a literacy and health resource for youth

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English
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Paper
Publisher: 
Canadian Public Health Association
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Consists of stories, discussion questions, activities and information on: feelings, safer sex, self-esteem, drug abuse, drinking, smoking, prejudice, safe environments, homelessness and health eating.

ISBN/ISSN: 
HEAD.C26 2000

Base de données en alphabétisation des adultes inc.

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Services d'information et de références

Provides a single-source, comprehensive, up-to-date and easily accessible database of adult literacy programs, resources, services and activities across Canada. Links with other services and databases in North America and overseas. Gathers, sorts, stores and makes available information on literacy programming, resources, services, contacts, events, awards, funding sources, and, most importantly, resources that can be used in the learning situation thereby levelling the playing field somewhat in an often resource-poor adult education environment. Web site allows database access. // Sert de guichet unique pour des renseignements complets et récents sur les programmes, les ressources et les services d'alphabétisation des adultes au Canada. Sert aussi de lien avec d'autres services et bases de données en Amérique du Nord et outre-mer. Recueille, répertorie, stocke et distribue une vaste gamme de renseignements sur l'alphabétisation: programmes, services, personnes-ressources, contacts, événements et activités, prix d'excellence , et sources de financement.

Primary Telephone: 
(506) 457-6900
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
contactbdaa@nald.ca
Fax Number: 
(506) 457-6910
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-800-720-NALD(6253)
Street Address: 
Scovil House, 703 Brunswick Street
City: 
Fredericton
Province: 
New Brunswick
Postal/ZIP Code: 
E3B 1H8
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multiple languages found - // in abstract

Report on the literacy needs of women in conflict with the law

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Barbara MacDonald
Publisher: 
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Explores the links between illiteracy, poverty and crime among women, as well as the special needs of women in conflict with the law in regards to literacy training.

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