Health Literacy Resources – 1/09

Thanks go to Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, Community Outreach Liaison; National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region for gathering the follow Resource links.

Special Olympics, Healthy Athletes, Health Literacy Blog http://healthlit.wordpress.com/ {from Health Literacy listserv]

Identical Fake Testimonial Diet Sites Spreading Like Herpes http://consumerist.com/5127945/identical-fake-testimonial-diet-sites-spreading-like-herpes

National Assessment of Adult Literacy Report Today, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released the National Assessment of Adult Literacy: Indirect County and State Estimates of the Percentage of Adults at the Lowest Literacy Level for 1992 and 2003, which provides estimates on the percentage of adults – for all states and counties in the U.S. – who lack basic prose literacy skills. The study provides data for 2003 and 1992. This new data is currently the only available snapshot of adult literacy rates for individual states and counties.
The report can be found at: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2009482
The Interactive Web Tool can be accessed at: http://nces.ed.gov/naal/estimates/index.aspx [Health Literacy Listserv]

Reading on the Rise: A New Chapter in American Literacy Since 2002, reading has increased at the sharpest rate (+20 percent) among Hispanic Americans, Reading rates have increased among African Americans by 15 percent, and among Whites at an eight percent rate of increase. http://librarian.lishost.org/?p=1980 [REFORMANET listserv]

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