Advancing Health Literacy: A Framework for Understanding and Action
June 2006, ©2006, Jossey-Bass
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• Need: Fulfills need for a textbook with perspective on health literacy that addresses the most pressing public health issues.
• Breadth: The three authors bring substantial breadth of experience in research, program evaluation, public health, and preventive medicine.
• Methodical: Takes a step-by-step approach to the theory and practice of health literacy from a public health perspective. Chapters cover the history of health literacy, theoretical foundations of health and language literacy, the role of media, analysis of cases, and practical guidelines for development and assessment of health communications materials.
• Ready for the Classroom: Can be a course text for teachers who wish to bring a fresh resource to their classes in health literacy, foundations of health education, health education practice, and other topics, the chapters include exercises for classroom discussion, essays, and activities, all driving home the lessons of that chapter.