“Health literacy” refers to someone’s ability to access and understand basic information about their health and make appropriate health decisions. A person’s level of health literacy can have a significant impact on their well-being—but with Canada’s complicated health care systems, combined with the challenges of an aging population, levels of health literacy across the country are lower than you might think.
In fact, reports indicate that 60% of Canadian adults (and 88% of seniors) are not health literate. That makes health literacy a major concern for many Canadian organizations. According to the National Institutes of Health, people with low health literacy have a higher chance of taking medications incorrectly, greater incidence and poorer control of chronic conditions, more preventable emergency room visits, and more time spent in hospital overall. The U.S. Department of Health also reports that low health literacy translates into higher costs of drug/medical/disability claims, lower productivity, and more absenteeism in the workplace.
At Novus Health, we can help you and your members address this together. Our Health Navigation Platform is designed to close the gap in health literacy and navigate your people to the resources and information they need. And in our latest webinar, we show you how you can empower your members to be informed, health-literate consumers. With 24/7 digital assistance and resources for a broad range of conditions—from supporting mental health to bettering financial health—our Health Navigation Platform is a complete solution that puts the keys to better health in your users’ hands.
When your population takes charge of their health, it not only means a higher quality of life for them, but higher profitability for your organization.
Join our webinar to find out how our web and mobile platform can help save you lost productivity costs, reduce absenteeism, and navigate individuals to the resources and information they need, 24/7.
Date: Wednesday, August 21st
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Jennifer is a Sales Director at Novus Health and plays a key role in developing new business opportunities and supports the growth of our clients across Canada and worldwide. She has over 10 years’ experience in the health and wellness industry working with organizations to help promote health and wellness products, tools and services. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Management from York University and is based in our home office in Toronto.
Geneviève is a planning, programming and research officer at Novus Health, focusing on public health. She works closely with the Sales, Content and Clinical teams, as well as with our clients. She has a background in marketing and biology, and has a lot of teaching and research experience. She has worked in many remote areas, from Canadian indigenous communities to rural Uganda, putting in place community outreach health initiatives and evaluating health-related programs. She holds a master’s degree in public health and works from our Montreal office.
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