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An Inter-sectoral Approach for Improving Health Literacy for Canadians(2012).

In 2008 an Expert Panel on Health Literacy led by the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) produced a report titled A Vision for a Health Literate Canada. This report called for a pan-Canadian strategy for health literacy and the development of policies, programs and research to improve low health literacy levels as one important step towards reducing health disparities in Canada. Furthermore, it recommended the CPHA, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Health Canada (HC) collectively provide leadership in supporting its recommended actions and promising approaches.

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