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ERIC Number: EJ1074715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Developing Effective Educational Materials Using Best Practices in Health Literacy
Niebaum, Kelly; Cunningham-Sabo, Leslie; Bellows, Laura
Journal of Extension, v53 n4 Article 4TOT2 Aug 2015
Health literacy is emerging as a leading issue affecting U.S. consumers' health. It has been shown to be a stronger predictor of a person's health than age, income, employment status, education level, or race. To best meet the health literacy needs of consumers, Extension educators can use best practice guidelines for improved health communications to develop effective educational materials, which include getting to know the target audience; sending clear, actionable message(s); and using appropriate formatting with meaningful visuals. Extension educators can apply these best practice guidelines to better promote health-related behaviors and communicate science more effectively to consumers.
Extension Journal, Inc. e-mail: joe-ed@joe.org; Web site: http://www.joe.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A