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Health Literacy: Tactics to Assess and Overcome Barriers

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Health Literacy: Tactics to Assess and Overcome Barriers

Anyone can be impacted by health literacy barriers, no matter their ability or education level. That’s why assessing an individual to determine what they understand is critical to ensuring successful…
October 22, 2019

Health Literacy: Tactics to Assess and Overcome Barriers

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Cultural and Health Literacy Considerations with Diabetes: An AADE Practice Paper – https://www.diabeteseducator.org/docs/default-source/practice/educator-tools/cultural-and-health-literacy-considerations-with-diabetes.pdf?sfvrsn=2

AADE health literacy and cultural competency resources – www.DiabetesEducator.org/CulturalCompetency

Formal Methods to Asses Health Literacy

Diabetes Numeracy Test (DNT) – short 5 item or 15 item long version – https://healthliteracy.bu.edu/documents/43/Diabetes%20Numeracy%20Test%20Eng.pdf

Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine (REALM) – 5 minutes – http://www.impact-information.com/impactinfo/newsletter/realm.pdf

Brief Health Literacy (5 minutes) and Brief Print Health Literacy – 5 minutes – https://healthliteracy.bu.edu/brief

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