Authors: North Bay Literacy Council
Collection: Learning Materials
In this brief video, an official of the North Bay Literacy Council in Ontario discusses health literacy, explaining that it is the ability to understand health information. She describes it as having two sides: health-care professionals must communicate clearly, while health-care consumers need to learn relevant words and terms.
The video also includes information on initiatives to promote health literacy in the area, including a symposium on the topic and an audit of local hospitals to ensure that they are making health information easy to understand.