Webinar: Promoting Health Literacy at Ontario Health

When:  Sep 20, 2023 from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM (PT)
Webinar Description:

In this webinar, the Health Literacy and Patient Education Program at Ontario Health, Canada will share strategies on how they promote the use of health literacy principles in their work in Patient Education. They will also share how they partner with teams, align their work with their organizational goals, and connect their work with health equity principles to promote a large- scale use of health literacy across their organization and the greater health care system in Ontario.


After attending this webinar, attendees will be able to:
1. Understand how to apply health literacy principles in patient education
2. Learn about the different ways to promote health literacy in a public system level
3. Promote the use of health literacy practices to achieve health equity


Sophia Wong, MD, MSc, CCRP, CHE

Ontario Health

Sophia is a Health Literacy and Patient Education Specialist at Ontario Health. She is an internationally trained physician who has focused on Patient Education in clinical and research settings for more than 8 years. Sophia is also a member of the Practice Standards Committee for the International Health Literacy Association and part of the Expert Panel of the Health Literacy Solutions Center for Integrated Healthcare Advancement (IHA).

Sarah McBain
Ontario Health

Sarah is a Senior Advisor for the Health Literacy and Patient Education Program at Ontario Health. She is a librarian who has focused on Patient Education, health literacy and person-centred care, primarily in oncology settings, for over 15 years. Sarah also sits on the board of the Canadian chapter of the Cancer Patient Education Network.

Register for this webinar:

Zoom webinar.
When: September 20, 2023, 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Earn Continuing Education Hours

CHES/MCHES: Sponsored by (Institute for Healthcare Advancement), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc, this webinar is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0. Continuing Competency credits available are 0. Provider ID#: 101864

CPH: This activity is approved for 1 credit accepted by the National Board of Public Health Examiners' Certified Public Health (CPH) recertification program.

CA Nursing: Institute for Healthcare Advancement is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 11933, for 1.0 contact hour.

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