Hi there tout la gang,

We don't have much to say about research in practice at the Café right now

but we are talking policy and practice over here now: Literacy Enquirers.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

conference in calgary on october 16

Health and Literacy:
Constructing Curriculum for Health-Care Providers.
A Learning Institute, October 16-18, 2008, Calgary.
Registration here.

Early bird registration deadline: August 31.

The Centre for Literacy, Bow Valley College, and the Health and Learning Knowledge Centre (CCL) are cosponsoring this three-day institute in Calgary from October 16-18, 2008.

What do we currently teach health-care providers about the connections between literacy and health? Do we agree on what should be taught to whom at what point in their professional training? What should physicianslearn about health literacy? What about primary care nurses? Public health nurses? Pharmacists? Radio-technicians? Aides? Social workers? Others? How should foreign-born providers be trained?

This Institute welcomes health-care providers from every branch of health-care service; curriculum developers in health-care and adult basic education and literacy; ESL providers, administrators, policy makers, and anyone with interest or expertise. We will share international promising practices and models, consider challenges, and propose new directions for grounded curriculum in health literacy.

Bow Valley College has provided subsidies for up to ten individuals from community-based organizations or for students registered in a post-secondary health-care program.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This looks great, thanks!

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