OTTAWA, June 9 /CNW Telbec/ -
What: A panel discussion and international perspective on health
Who: Paul Cappon, President and CEO, Canadian Council on Learning -
Health Literacy Maps of Canada
Diane Lamarre, Chair, Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec - How can we
improve Health Literacy?
T. Scott Murray, President, DataAngel Policy Research - How do we
assess the Health Literacy of individuals and communities?
Émilie Rénahy, Epidemiologist, McGill University - Why is Health
Linda Shohet, Founder and Director, The Centre for Literacy of
Quebec - How does overall literacy affect Health Literacy?
Nosa Orobaton, Deputy Executive Secretary, Health Metrics Network
- Why does the World Health Organization consider Health Literacy
When: June 10, 2010
7:30 a.m. (Breakfast available)
Where: Hilton Montreal Bonaventure Hotel - Room: Le Portage, 900, rue de
la Gauchetière Ouest
International Economic Forum of the Americas/Conference of
What is Health Literacy?
Health Literacy refers to the ability of individuals to access and use health information to make appropriate health decision and maintain basic health. The ability to understand information about health is one of the most important ways we can care for our families and remain autonomous as we grow older. That is why, throughout the developed and developing world, health literacy has become such a significant priority. Please note that media access to the Conference of Montreal requires accreditation. For media accreditation, contact: Kristin Gable, 514.282.4841, email@example.com
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