This publication describes a retrospective study undertaken to quantify the relationship between health literacy and use of the internet for obtaining health information among older Americans. 6 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This article describes a population based longitudinal cohort study that investigated the association between low functional health literacy (ability to read and understand basic health related information) and mortality in older adults. 10 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This European publication discusses why it is important to focus on health literacy and the need to address health literacy using a comprehensive approach.  Recommended steps for health organizations as well as information about the Intervention Research on Health Literacy of the Ageing Population in Europe (IROHLA) project is shared. 18 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This European publication explains why health literacy is important, what can be done to address health literacy and health literacy policies. Information about the Intervention Research on Health Literacy of the Ageing Population in Europe (IROHLA) project is shared. 16 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This European publication discusses why a comprehensive approach to health literacy is needed, the promise of health literacy-friendly healthcare environments, the importance of a multi-stakeholder approach to health literacy and examples of successful initiatives. 28 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

November 1-3, 2019 in Niagra Falls, Canada. The IFAs 15th Global Conference on Ageing, entitled “Rights Matter,” is an international platform to improve our understanding of age-friendly environments, to debate the solutions to address inequalities, to confront the reality of ageism, and to delve into what it means to enable the functional ability of an older person.  Driving the agenda of the world’s population ageing takes connected, engaged and interested delegates from all parts of the world. To learn more or to register click here.

The authors attempted to present concise date on cannabis pharmacology related to THC and CBD including methods of administration and dosing recommendations.  9 pages. Last reviewed March 2019.

The authors sought to review the benefits and adverse events of cannabinoids through a review of twenty-eight databases from inception to April 2015. 18 pages. Last reviewed March 2019.

This report aimed to provide comprehensive review of the then current evidence regarding the health effects of using cannabis and cannabis-derived products.  468 pages. Last reviewed March 2019.

This article provides a review of epidemiological findings focusing on illicit drug use disorders and nonmedical use of prescription drugs in older adults 50 years and older. 20 pages. Last reviewed March 2019.

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