Health Literacy Resources
Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. This resource page provides information on health literacy and its importance, as well as resources for healthcare providers and patients to improve health literacy.
ABC Life Literacy Canada - ABC Life Literacy Canada provides resources and tools to help adults improve their health literacy skills. The website offers a range of materials, including videos, infographics, and worksheets that cover various health topics such as medication management, navigating the healthcare system, and mental health.
Canadian Public Health Association - The Canadian Public Health Association provides information and resources on the importance of health literacy in public health. The webpage includes links to research articles, reports, and other resources that address the impact of low health literacy on health outcomes and strategies to improve health literacy.
Health Quality Ontario - Health Quality Ontario offers resources for healthcare providers to help them improve health literacy among their patients. The webpage includes a range of materials such as videos, toolkits, and tip sheets on various health literacy topics such as plain language communication, health numeracy, and cultural sensitivity.