JointHealth™ express   November 15, 2010

iHealth: Health Literacy in a Technical Age (In English only)

Wednesday, November 24th,
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Bellaggio Café,
773 Hornby St.,
Vancouver, BC

Please RSVP:

Is Dr. Google always the best source for health information? While there are several reputable online sources, many other websites can make misleading, incomplete, and even contradictory health claims. Distinguishing between them can be difficult given that nearly half of adult Canadians have low health literacy skills.

Some researchers and local organizations wish to help people obtain accurate health information. Will our increasing dependence on information technology create a digital divide with those lacking health literacy skills finding it increasingly difficult to get access to accurate and vital health information and possibly experiencing lower health outcomes? What community services are needed?

Dr. Ellen Balka, Professor, Simon Fraser University
Dace Starr, Librarian, Special Projects Richmond Public Library
Belinda Boyd, Leader, Community Engagement Vancouver Coastal Health Richmond

Dr. Irv Rootman, Adjunct Professor, University of Victoria

Come out and bring your opinion!
Light refreshments will be served.

This FREE event is sponsored by the Institute of Population and Public Health of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Public Health Agency of Canada.