Health Out Loud’s mission has materialized in diverse ways through our partner universities, high schools and community organizations. Past topics have included physical activity, mental health, health policy and biomedical ethics. An open and fun setting to discuss health has been created in many settings, including an informal or more formal atmosphere.
Health Out Loud is a one-of-a-kind organization that uses participant-identified pedagogies that enhances health education by:
Operating free recreation-based educational programs that improve health literacy and promote healthy lifestyles in youth through play.
Operating free health and wellness workshops that improve health literacy, self-care and promote healthy lifestyles.
Developing community-based technology projects with the goal of making health and/or health literacy relevant.
These projects are built by interdisciplinary teams, which usually include engineers and engineer students. The goal is to address community-identified health priorities and these are non-profit initiatives.
Operating events that promote knowledge sharing in which participants learn from each other and special guests.
The goal is to empower participants with knowledge so that they can form their own opinions, lead healthy lives and be educated voters. These include journal club gatherings, social media campaigns, luncheon discussions and debates. These events are always educational; the focus is to learn different perspectives rather than to advocate for one opinion. These programs are implemented in elementary schools, high schools, universities and like-minded community organizations, as well as online.
Health Out Loud is proud to provide supports in Toronto and Edmonton: