Health Literacy - Calgary Charter

In October 2008 The Centre for Literacy of Quebec co-hosted the Calgary Institute on Health Literacy Curricula with Bow Valley College and the Health and Learning Knowledge Centre (CCL). The institute drew participants and presenters from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. After three days of discussion, participants concluded that there is a need to identify core principles to underpin new and adapt existing health literacy curricula. One year later, this document formally establishes those principles and urges all individuals building or evaluating health literacy curricula to incorporate the principles into their work.

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The Calgary Charter has been endorsed by:

Nancy Becker
Alberta Health Services
Edmonton, AB

Suzanne Austin Boren
Ph.D., M.H.A.
University of Missouri

Cary A Brown, PhD
Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Denise Britigan, PhD, MA, CHES
College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Jeff Burkhart
Literacy Network
Madison WI

Jennifer Cabe
Canyon Ranch Institute
United States

Elaine Cairns
Further Education Society
Calgary, AB

Pat Campbell
Grass Roots Press
Edmonton, Alberta

Susan Centner
Missouri Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) Digital Library
Rolla, Missouri

Sandra Cornett, Ph.D., RN
AHEC Clear Health Communication Program - Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Debby Crane RN BC
Education Specialist
Alberta Health Services-Calgary

Patricia Bartley Daniele FNP-BC
NYU Hospitals Center
New York, NY

Lorie Donelle
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada

Michele Erikson
Wisconsin Literacy, Inc.
211 S. Paterson Madison, WI 53703

Norman Finlayson
PEI Literacy Alliance

Audrey Gardner
Bow Valley College
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Doris Gillis
Human Nutrition Department
St Francis Xavier University
Antigonish, NS

Diana Goemans
Health Services
Bow Valley College
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Health Literacy Missouri
325 N Euclid St. Louis, Mo 63108

Heather Heilmann, RN, MSN
St. Jude Medical Center
Fullerton, CA

Kathy Kastner
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dominique Kondji Kondji
BCH Africa Cameroon
Douala, Cameroon

Kathryn Lauten
Indiana Center for Intercultural Communication
Indianapolis, IN

Stan Hudson
Center for Health Policy
University of Missouri - Columbia

Susan Kanack, BSN, RN
ProHealth Care
Waukesha, WI

Judy King PhD, PT
University of Ottawa

Karen Lubimir MD
University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Honolulu, Hawaii

Jody Lundrigan, M.A.
Legal Studies
Ontario Literacy Coalition
Toronto, ON

Lisa McArthur, B.A., R.R.Pr,
Project READ Literacy Network

Meg Murphy
Adult and Community Learning Services
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Marina Niks, PhD
Douglas College
New Westminster, BC

Charles Pankratz
Bow Valley College
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

H. Judy Peng, M.D.
Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta
Specialized Geriatrics Program,
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital,
Edmonton, AB

Patricia Terstenyak, MPH
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio

Terri Peters, B.A., B.Ed.
Project Manager, Literacy Alberta
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Sue Phillips
Further Education Society
Calgary, AB

RV Rikard, Ph.D
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

Audrey Riffenburgh
President, Plain Language Works
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.

Kate Singleton, MSW, LCSW
Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center
Falls Church, VA

Paul D. Smith, MD
Health Literacy Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

Sandra Smith, MPH, PhD
Center for Health Literacy Promotion
Seattle, WA

Archie Willard
New Readers of Iowa

Patricia Wielandt PhD,
MA, B.App.Sci (O.T).

Carol Wilson
Plain Language Specialist
Providence Health Care
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Lindsay Wizowski BScN MEd
Hamilton Health Sciences
Hamilton ON

David M. Young
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

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