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20 March 2008 - OHPE Bulletin 558, Volume 2008, No. 558

This week's feature is a Letter from the Editors, highlighting health literacy resources compiled by Alison Stirling for the OHPE Team. She writes, "Research shows a strong link between low health literacy and poor health, and that low health literacy may contribute to higher health service costs. Addressing the issue of health literacy could lead to significant improvements in the health of Canadians. What can health promoters do about health literacy? Understand the concept and how it relates to theory, practice and policy, find resources, and build our capacity to act in changing policies, and interventions."

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