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October is Health Literacy month

What is Health Literacy?

Health Literacy is a person's ability to obtain, process, understand and apply health information in order to make decisions in everyday life.  This includes health care, dissease prevention and lifestyle choices that help to maintain or improve one's quality of life.

How to mitigate the effects of low health literacy

In consultation with the Oncology staff at Carlo Fidani Regional Cancer Centre, the  the tools featured below have been developed to raise awareness about existing best practices and assist healthcare providers in addressing health literacy disparities. 

Health Literacy Toolkit.pdfHealth Literacy Toolkit