ERIC Number: ED459632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Health Literacy: Implications for Seniors. Symposium Proceedings (Washington, DC, August 1-2, 2001).
Levine, Daniel A.
This U.S. Department of Education, Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL) symposium was designed to engage health and adult education practitioners in dialogues regarding strategies to help older adults with limited basic skills and their families to communicate more effectively with their health care providers. This volume summarizes the symposium's presentations and contains relevant accompanying materials. Section 1 is an introduction. Section 2 contains DAEL's letter introducing the symposium, a summary of the opening remarks, and the symposium agenda. Section 3 includes summaries of each presentation, and Section 4 summarizes a plenary discussion of key issues. Appendices include presenters' biographies, a complete list of participants, lists of members of committees that helped plan the symposium, and slides to complement the summaries in section 3. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (KFT)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Note: Contributors include U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute for Literacy, Emory University, Georgia State Department of Technical and Adult Education, American Medical Association, National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy, National Senior Citizens Education and Research Center, World Education, and System for Adult Basic Education Support.