Presenting Health Data to Low Literacy Populations

Ever wondered how to effectively present your health materials to low literacy populations? Check out the following presentation for some useful tips and tools:

Health Data for Low Health Literacy

The purpose of this document is to get you to understand why health communication is important within the context of low health literacy. It addresses some key strategies that you can use to effectively communication health information to these kinds of populations. At the end of the presentation is a list of some valuable resources that you can further consult when preparing to present your materials.

Here are some additional helpful links on the topic:

http://www.cdc.gov/healthliteracy/developmaterials/PlainLanguage.html

http://phil.cdc.gov/phil/home.asp (a cool CDC public health image database!)

http://www.howto.gov/training/classes/plain-language-to-communicate-health-information

On a somewhat related note, here’s an interesting approach to providing a health message that is culturally appropriate:

– Misha B.

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