#NHEW Thursday, October 22

Health Literacy: Words Matter

Webinar: Health Literacy: Words Matter

Speakers: Jeanine Guidry, PhD, David Fouse, Jessica T. DeFrank, PhD

NHEW webinar speakers Thursday
Health literacy affects everyone.

An estimated 90 million Americans have low health literacy, including many with lower socioeconomic status or education, those with low English proficiency or non-native speakers of English, those who socio-economic assistance, and those who are elderly. Low health literacy is estimated to cost the U.S. economy up to $236 billion every year.


Journal articles

Roe, K. M., & Mata, H. J. (2019). The Power of Words. Health Promotion Practice, 20(2), 153–156.

Soto Mas, F., & Jacobson, H. E. (2019). Advancing Health Literacy Among Hispanic Immigrants: The Intersection Between Education and Health. Health Promotion Practice, 20(2), 251–257.

Videto, D. M., & Dake, J. A. (2019). Promoting Health Literacy Through Defining and Measuring Quality School Health Education. Health Promotion Practice, 20(6), 824–833.

Champlin, S., Hoover, D. S., & Mackert, M. (2020). Health Literacy in Adult Education Centers: Exploring Educator and Staff Needs. Health Promotion Practice, 21(2), 198–208.

Evaluation of Health Literacy and Depression Literacy Among Korean Americans.

A Scoping Review of Health Literacy Measurement Tools in the Context of Cardiovascular Health.

Can Health Literacy Boost Health Services Utilization in the Context of Expanded Access to Health Insurance?

Screening Hospitalized Patients for Low Health Literacy: Beyond the REALM of Possibility?

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