Advancing Health Literacy: Meeting the Needs of Adult Learners

This September 2008 webcast focuses on new and emerging topics in health literacy.
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Author(s): 
Dr. Sandra L. Baxter (Moderator)
Dr. Ian Bennett
Dr. Ian Bennett,
Dr. Andrew Pleasant
Author(s) Organizational Affiliation: 
National Institute for Literacy
University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine and Graduate School of Education
University of Illinois at Chicago
Rutgers University
Published: 
2008
Product Type: 
Skill Level: 
NRS EFL 1--ABE Beginning Literacy
NRS EFL 2--ABE Beginning Basic Education
NRS EFL 3--ABE Intermediate Low
NRS EFL 4--ABE Intermediate High
NRS EFL 5--ASE Low
NRS EFL 6--ASE High
NRS EFL 1--ESL Literacy
NRS EFL 2--ESL Low Beginning ESL
NRS EFL 3--ESL High Beginning ESL
NRS EFL 4--ESL Low Intermediate ESL
NRS EFL 5--ESL High Intermediate ESL
NRS EFL 6--Advanced ESL Literacy
Required Training: 

None

Abstract: 

This September 2008 webcast focuses on new and emerging topics in health literacy. Panelists discuss the definition of health literacy, statistics and research on the growing need for health literacy, as well as models and strategies for increasing health literacy among adult learners.

Benefits and Uses: 
This September 2008 webcast describes how to advance health literacy among adult education students. The panelists discuss new and emerging research on health literacy for adult learners that points to a growing need for education in the field, as well as current methods and practices that adult educators are using to increase acquisition of health literacy. This webinar would be most useful to program administrators, teachers, and professional developers who are interested in developing or improving health literacy initiatives for adult education students.
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