What do you think are the primary influences on the health of Canadians? Most of us might say advanced medical treatments, leading-edge surgery, or access to expensive pharma treatments. But we would only be partially correct: in fact, it’s becoming clear that a broad range of social factors are the most critical indicators in determining an … Continue reading Socializing healthcare – Let’s get our systems to talk
Many Canadians have low health literacy and may not understand the link between health information and how it informs their care choices: more than 60% of Canadians and 88% of seniors are estimated to have less than adequate health literacy skills (for example, not understanding the link between smoking and certain cancers). Canadians also lack … Continue reading Improving Health Literacy Using Technology: Can More Access and Information Improve Our Health?