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2018 National Forum: Literacy and Health

2018 National Forum: Literacy and Health



This important forum examined the challenges faced by individuals, employers and communities, and addressed the role of literacy in improving health. The forum was held in Winnipeg at the Radisson Hotel Downtown Winnipeg and webcast live to satellite conferences in cities across Canada:

Halifax     Toronto    Saskatoon   Edmonton    Vancouver    Whitehorse  Thunder Bay

Click here to watch the recorded webcast.
Moderated by Dave Angus, VP, Chamber Relations at Johnston Group, and featuring panelists:

Stephen Faul
President & CEO, Frontier College

Alika Lafontaine
Medical Lead for Aboriginal Health Program (North Zone), Alberta Health Services

André Picard
Health columnist at The Globe and Mail

Zahra Al Moussa
Arabic teacher and journalist

Denise Widmeyer
Leader, Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety

Our partners from The University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, The Institute for Heart and Lung Health, BC Women's & Children's Read to Succeed, and BC Children's Hospital were kind enough to share their presentations with us:
Learning For Life

Involvement of Patients and Professionals in the Development and Pretesting of an Asthma/Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Health Literacy (HL) Measurement Tool: A Canadian Approach

Promoting Literacy in Practice

BC Children’s Hospital Mental Health Literacy–Making Connections

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