Health literacy in times of coronavirus and COVID-19
Reflecting on University Students
On July 1st, 2020, the International Health Literacy Consortium launched an online bilingual survey on health literacy in the context of COVID-19, aimed at all post-secondary students across Canada. The goal is to better understand how post-secondary students are accessing health information during the pandemic, and the perceived impact of COVID-19 on their stress level and overall wellbeing. Thousands of students around the world are participating as this is an initiative of the International Health Literacy Consortium. For more information, see: https://covid-hl.eu/.
The study in Canada is led by Dr. Erica Di Ruggiero at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Paola Ardiles at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University (contact info at the bottom of the email). This survey will be open until August 31st 2020. We have obtained ethics approval at both institutions.
We would like to encourage students from as many universities and colleges as possible to take part across Canada. We would be very grateful if you could support this study by helping us disseminate this survey to your public health partners and stakeholders.