Daily Media Digest October 12, 2023

The importance of health literacy in chronic airway disease management
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
“A newly developed health literacy tool is helping to bridge barriers between patients and care providers.”
KEYWORDS: respiratory health, health literacy, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

PHSA research leaders release joint statement to encourage engagement with more diverse research participants
Provincial Health Services Authority
“In July 2023, six research leaders signed a joint statement endorsing the collection of race-, ethnicity-based and Indigenous Identity data in PHSA-led research.”
KEYWORDS: health equity, Indigenous health, Provincial Health Services Authority, BC Children’s Research Institute

Advances Bring Hope to Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patients
Health Insight
“I noticed I didn’t have much of an appetite. A few weeks earlier, while visiting my sister up north, I noticed some shortness of breath while going for a walk …”
KEYWORDS: cancer, Canadian Cancer Survivor Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

How virtual urgent care works – and where it fits in the future of emergency medicine
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
“Ever since it was ushered into widespread use during the pandemic, virtual healthcare has become a much more common tool — including for virtual urgent care.”
KEYWORDS: virtual care, emergency medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University Health Network

Ontario Expanding Mental Health Services in the Northeast
Ontario Newsroom
“Through the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program, adults now have access to consistent high-quality mental health care, free of charge, no matter where they live in this province.”
KEYWORDS: mental health, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care