Issue Brief: Health Literacy

This brief explains what health literacy skills are and why they are important.

Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi
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Tufts University
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Informational Material
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This brief explains what health literacy skills are and why they are important. It describes what skills students need for health literacy and provides tips for integrating health literacy in the adult education classroom.

Benefits and Uses

This brief explains what is meant by "health literacy skills" and the importance of these skills in adult learners' lives. It provides clear examples of instructional tasks that can foster students development of the necessary skills as well as tips for teaching the skills in the classroom.

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