This comes in pdf format of individual chapters. I haven’t had a chance to review this yet. It is aimed at health educators who too often jump in without listening first.

[I once had the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, ATSDR, part of EPA and CDC, insist that we had to write materials in the local language. We kept insisting that the indigenous language was not a written one; even if it were, most speakers couldn’t read it; and we really wanted to use dance as a medium of education, not reading. The Agency also insisted we do telephone surveys, even though only about half of us had telephones. Stupid us for thinking we were capable of doing our own research.]

“Teaching Patients With Low Literacy Skills, 2nd Ed.” 1996, JB Lippincott Pub. is now available on line and may be read and downloaded at no charge.

[posted on the HealthLiteracy listserv]

from the excellent blog, Bringing Health Information to Communities

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