Health Literacy

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Quantitative
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Circle the date of a medical appointment on a
hospital appointment slip.
Below Basic
Give 2 reasons a person should be tested for a
specific disease, based on information in a clearly
written pamphlet.
Basic
Determine what time a person can take a
prescription medication, based on information on
the drug label that relates the timing of
medication to eating.
Intermediate
Calculate an employee’s share of health
insurance costs for a year, using a table.
Proficient
500
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics, Institute for Education Sciences
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Health Literacy is the degree to
which individuals have the capacity
to :
Plain language is communication
that allows the intended audience
to:
- Obtain,
- Process and understand basic
health information and services,
- Needed to make appropriate
health decisions.
· Find what they need,
· Understand what they find, and
· Act appropriately on that
understanding