The Institute for Healthcare Advancement offers News about Adult LiteracyPosted on 05/11/2016
- The January 2016 issue of Family Medicine reports on a study comparing two approaches to assessing literacy through the Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine (REALM), interview by telephone and the traditional in-person assessment. REALM administered by telephone was found to be just as effective as the more labor intensive traditional approach.
- From the recent Roundtable on Health Literacy of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, discussion papers and workshop summaries are available.
- In It Together is a modular training curriculum for health departments, health clinics and community-based organizations that deliver health literacy HIV services. Dozens of trainers from many communities offer tailored health literacy training.
- Out of the classroom and into the community: medical students consolidate learning about health literacy through collaboration with Head Start (published April 23, 2016) is a lengthy article describing a community-based service learning program during one academic year as a way for medical students to learn about health literacy and effective communications strategies. The program is a 5-month pediatric obesity effort designed for Head Start children, parents, and staff.
Source: National Council for Adult Learning, Newsletter Issue #13, April 29, 2016