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ERIC Number: ED508657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 120
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Health Literacy Public Health Forums: Partners for Action. A "How-To" Guide on Designing and Implementing Health Literacy Forums at Departments of Health
Rudd, Rima E.; Zobel, Emily K.
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL)
This guide provides suggestions and materials for the development and implementation of a Health Literacy Forum to be coordinated by a local, county, or state Department of Public Health. Health Literacy Forums, already implemented in several cities and states, have increased awareness about literacy skills of U.S. adults and health implications. The forums have helped staff members of departments of public health forge statewide, county- or city-wide partnerships to develop action plans that improve health messages, health materials, programs and services, as well as outreach. Appendices include: (1) About the Development of the Guide; (2) Insights from Colleagues; (3) Web Links and References; (4) Background Information on Health Literacy; (5) Continuing Education Credits; (6) Sample Invitation Letter; (7) Sample Registration Postcard; (8) Sample Evaluation Forms for the Health Literacy Forum; (9) Powerpoint Slides/Overheads and Handout; (10) Tools for Skills Development; and (11) Sample Evaluation Forms for the Assessing Materials Workshop. (Contains 4 tables and 54 resources.)
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL). 44 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210. Tel: 617-482-9485; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education
Audience: Support Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy