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Researcher-educators from George Brown College and McMaster University, with the generous support of SSHRC, have embarked on a project that aims to improve the health numeracy in health care professionals and students, and ultimately in the general population. In order to do this we have worked on conceptualizing health numeracy and turned that conceptualization into learning content, resulting in the creation of an on-line learning tool.

This web-site will serve as a source of information about the project, including formal and informal reports and provide links to health numeracy sites and resources.  Please leave us your contact information if you are interested in being informed or perhaps participating in one of the research activities.

As we roll out the health numeracy app we will be more active in adding information to this site and in strengthening our understanding of numeracy and its family members (i.e. Quantitative Literacy, Quantitative Reasoning, Mathematical Literacy and the word-problem cousins). Please read our paper on inspiring numeracy thinking action published in January, 2024. We have a few papers under review and hope to post them here over the next months. One of those introduces a numeracy task rubric that we have posted in a separate page on this site.
Our app has been successfully used in the health sciences division at George Brown College and at McMaster University in a general numeracy course. Feel free to email Taras at tgula@georgebrown.ca for more information or for a mini training session.