health literacy

Just Plain Clear Glossary logo

I recently attended a Health Literacy Group meeting and discovered a wealth of information I was not previously aware of. One of the best resources I feel our students (and staff) will find useful is the website glossary Just Plain Clear developed by the UnitedHealth Group. 142,540 visits were recorded last year to the Just Plain Clear website and the fact it is done in 3 languages ( English, Spanish, Portuguese) is certainly a bonus.

Cancer risk website
This is an interesting, free (and largely ad-free) interactive online tool that's accessible to adult learners with high intermediate reading skills. It allows users to self-assess their risk for 5 major diseases (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and stroke) that can be affected by prevention measures like a healthy diet and exercise.
Doctor and patient
The National Institute for Literacy has made available a new, comprehensive, research-based Health Literacy curriculum for adult educators.

   

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