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Educational Opportunities Related to Feature 676

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Overview of New Media Workshop

The Health Communication Unit, in partnership with Health Nexus, developed a workshop to explore social media and discuss information and ideas about a wide range of social media tools. These tools can help make health promotion work more effective, easier, and possibly even more fun including blogs, wikis, YouTube, Face book, instant messaging, Survey Monkey, online conferencing or Google's wide array of online tools.

Social Media Overview

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I        Canadians are online: retrieving and creating online content
II       What is social media?
III      The impact of social media
IV      Health promotion in a social media world
V       The role of social media in behavior change
VI      Overview of social media tools
VII     Conclusion
VIII    References

--Submitted by Andrea Kita and Jodi Thesenvitz on behalf of The Health Communication Unit (THCU)

Online Resources Related to Features 663 & 674

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The Canadian Council on Learning website is still available at http://www.ccl-cca.ca/CCL/Home?Language=EN.  The site includes information on health literacy including a map on healthy literacy in Canada and Health Literacy in Canada report.

The International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS), Report summary from ABC Canada Literacy Foundation is available online at http://abclifeliteracy.ca/en/system/files/ialss_summary_nov_05_0.pdf.

Organizations Related to Features 663 & 674

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Canadian Public Health Association provides a plain language service for health professionals, voluntary sector organizations, government departments and the private sector: http://www.cpha.ca/en/pls.aspx.

Clear Language @ Work Inc provides plain language services and resources including tips and a plain language online thesaurus: http://www.clearlanguageatwork.com/010~Home/.

Online Resources Related to Feature 663

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The Canadian Council on Learning website is still available at http://www.ccl-cca.ca/CCL/Home?Language=EN. The site includes information on health literacy including a map on healthy literacy in Canada and Health Literacy in Canada report.

The International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS), Report summary from ABC Canada Literacy Foundation is available online at http://abclifeliteracy.ca/en/system/files/ialss_summary_nov_05_0.pdf.

Part 1--Health Literacy and Clear Writing Go Hand in Hand: Make the Connection Between Literacy Level and Plain English

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I Introduction
II Health literacy matters…
III Demystifying plain English—what exactly is it?
IV Be a Plain English Matchmaker…
V The nuts and bolts of plain English: Moving theory into practice
VI Words alone are not enough…
VII To enhance health literacy, be "plain"…

-- submitted by Carolyn Wilby, Clear Language @ Work Inc.

I Introduction

Overview of “Health Fairs and Preconception, Prenatal and Child Health” Manual from the Best Start Resource Centre

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I Summary and Overview
II Key Findings on Effectiveness
III Strategies for Planning Health Fairs
IV Conclusion
V References

--submitted by Louise Choquette, Bilingual Health Promotion Consultant, Best Start Resource Centre

I. Summary and Overview

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