Health Literacy

Literacy and Health in America

2004

This report explores the relationship between literacy and health by re-examining data from two large-scale surveys of adult literacy conducted by ETS for the U.S. Department of Education: the...

Health Information Literacy Outreach: Improving Health Literacy and Access to Reliable Health Information Online in Rural Oxford County Maine

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2010

The goal of this health information outreach project was to increase access to health information and improve health literacy in rural areas of Maine. Rural populations have particular challenges...

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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
State Staff
Teachers

The Health Literacy of America’s Adults: Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy

2006

The Health Literacy of America’s Adults is the first release of the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) health literacy results. The results are based on assessment tasks designed...

The Calgary Charter on Health Literacy: Rationale and Core Principles for the Development of Health Literacy Curricula

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2011
Written by an international and multi-disciplinary team of health literacy advocates, this charter outlines a new definition of health literacy and also a set of its core principles. 
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Local Program Administrators
Researchers
Teachers

Who Can You Trust? Health Information and the Internet: Curriculum Sourcebook

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2009

The goal of this Curriculum Sourcebook is to improve health information literacy skills among youth and young adults and increase community access to reliable Internet-based health...

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Local Program Administrators
State Staff

The Emergence of Health Literacy as a Public Policy Priority: From Research to Consensus to Action

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2004

This article gives a very brief overview of the consensus reached so far from the research on literacy and health, then goes on to describe the adult education communities’ strengths in pedagogy,...

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Local Program Administrators
Teachers
Policymakers

Research-based Health Literacy Materials and Instruction Guide

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2009

These Health Literacy Materials were developed for an adult literacy research study and experimentally tested using a randomized design. While the complete results have not yet been formally...

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Teachers

Queens Library Health Literacy Curriculum for ESOL Learners

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2010

Written for a library-based class to improve English language skills in the context of learning about health, this can be used in ESOL classes as well. There are beginning and intermediate...

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Teachers

Project SHINE ESL Health Units

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2008
This is a series of health literacy units for ESL students. Please see abstract for links to all five units. 
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Teachers

National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy

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2010
This National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy seeks to engage organizations, professionals, policymakers, communities, individuals, and families in a linked, multisector effort to improve...
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Local Program Administrators
Researchers
Teachers
Learners

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