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Advancing Health Literacy : Framework for Understanding and Action

Advancing Health Literacy : Framework for Understanding and Action - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0787984335

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ISBN13: 978-0787984335
ISBN10: 0787984337
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
Published: 2006
International: No
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Advancing Health Literacy : Framework for Understanding and Action - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0787984335

Christina Zarcadoolas, Andrew Pleasant and David S. Greer

ISBN13: 978-0787984335
ISBN10: 0787984337
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Inc.

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

Advancing Health Literacy addresses the crisis in health literacy in the United States and around the world. This book thoroughly examines the critical role of literacy in public health and outlines a practical, effective model that bridges the gap between health education, health promotion, and health communication. Step by step, the authors outline the theory and practice of health literacy from a public health perspective. This comprehensive resource includes the history of health literacy, theoretical foundations of health and language literacy, the role of the media, a series of case studies on important topics including prenatal care, anthrax, HIV/AIDS, genomics, and diabetes. The book concludes with a series of practical guidelines for the development and assessment of health communications materials. Also included are essential techniques needed to help people make informed decisions, advocate for themselves and their community, mitigate risk, and live healthier lives.