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Title:In Plain Language
Pub. date: not dated
Includes: Videocassette (VHS), pamphlet
Audience: Nutrition Educators
Language: English
Description:Provides information for medical and public health professionals on health literacy and its impact on public health and medicine. Addresses the wording on building signs, readability of forms and how literacy affects communication. Includes testimonials from adults with limited reading skills. A pamphlet lists discussion points.
Funding Source: Pfizer Corporation and the Educational Research and Development Centers Program, US Department of Education
Developer: Rima Rudd and William DeJong, Harvard School of Public and the Health Literacy Studies Group
Length: 15 minutes
Assessment instrument Used? No
Reviewers Comments: Focuses more on the scope and significance of the health literacy problem than strategies for speaking and writing in plain language. Good for generating awareness about the significance of the problem.
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Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: World Education, National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
    Mail: Harvard Graduate School of Education, 101 Nichols House, Appian Way
Cambridge, MA 02138
    Phone: (617) 482-9485 535
    Cost: 0.00 per
    Avail. in Qty: No
    Bulkrate:Available online only.

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