J. Mark FitzGerald
Dr. FitzGerald is the director of the Centre for Heart and Lung Health and a Senior Scientist at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. He is also Head of the Respiratory Medicine Divisions at both UBC and Vancouver General Hospital and co -Director of the UBC Institute for
Heart and Lung Health.
Primary Recipient Awards
Creating a Knowledge Hub in Health Literacy and Chronic Disease Management
Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Mark FitzGerald, Institute for Heart and Lung Health, Faculty of Medicine, UBC.
The objectives of this International Roundtable Discussion are:
To receive expert input on the definition of health literacy, including the identification of its domains and key indicators, in order to help clarify best directions for measuring health literacy;
To receive expert advice on the role of health literacy in relation to chronic disease prevention and management, to ensure that chronic disease is fully accounted for in the development of measurement tools;
To facilitate discussion among participants (researchers, clinicians, community key-informants, national, and international members) on how best to bridge health literacy research and practice in relation to chronic disease prevention and management.