#NHEW Thursday, October 22
Health Literacy: Words Matter
Webinar: Health Literacy: Words Matter
Speakers: Jeanine Guidry, PhD, David Fouse, Jessica T. DeFrank, PhD
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.
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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.
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