Tag Archives: Adult Literacy

Health Literacy in the News: A Doc/Patient Story

The following post appeared on the The Health and Literacy Discussion List.      Julie Kinney poses some interesting questions for further reflection.    She writes: “Check out this story about an “Aha!” moment for a doctor. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/07/a-problem-in-following-doctors-orders/ A few questions: 1. How … Continue reading

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New Ad Campaign Urges Patients To Consider Medical Treatment Options

[HealthLiteracy 5902] Post announces the following: “Check out the new media campaign from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) http://www.ahrq.gov/news/press/pr2011/optionspr.htm This sounds like an interesting “authentic material” that adult educators could use in their classes (even GED!)… posted … Continue reading

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Call for Articles in Journal of Health Communication: “Advancing Health Literacy Research”

“The Journal of Health Communication is accepting manuscripts for a 2011 special issue called “Advancing Health Literacy Research”.  They are seeking original manuscripts that present empirical research in the field of health literacy.  The deadline for manuscript submission is Jan. … Continue reading

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Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS)

“The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), is pleased to announce the launch of the LINCS website. Formerly funded under the National Institute for Literacy, the Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) provided services for … Continue reading

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Health Literacy Resources

The following was found on the BHIC Blog. The Minnesota Health Literacy Partnership Website http://www.healthliteracymn.org The site offers up-to-date health literacy resources for both health care providers and consumers.  Resources include PowerPoint presentations, training modules, white papers, and more.  An … Continue reading

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Online Adult Literacy Course Available Through Penn State

This was posted on the Family Literacy Listserv… Don’t miss this opportunity— Enroll now for online professional development with lasting impact! There is still time to enroll in Penn State’s online course, Adult Literacy (ADTED 457), a three-credit undergraduate/graduate level … Continue reading

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Literacy study: 1 in 7 U.S. Adults Are Unable to Read This Story

Click link for full story… Literacy study: 1 in 7 U.S. adults are unable to read this story

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Call for Manuscripts

This request to post was found on the Health Literacy listservriate lists. Exploring Adult Literacy, the on-line journal of the Association for Literacy Educators and Researchers (formerly the College Reading Association) is sending out a call for manuscripts. The deadline … Continue reading

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