We will explore the prevalence of low health literacy in Canada, and the detrimental effects it can have on individual health, and on the health care system. We will then present strategies to help you communicate clearly and in a way that better ensures your message is understood.
1. Demonstrate the prevalence of poor health literacy in Canada
2. Recognize the detrimental effects low health literacy has on a person’s health and on the health care system
3. Learn strategies to provide verbal and written information in a clear and easy to understand way
4. Identify online resources for reliable patient health information and to support effective communication