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Health Literacy

Research and Reports

Health Literacy Area of the Adult Literacy Education (ALE) Wiki
Visit the Health Literacy Area of the ALE Wiki to find research and practice-related resources in corrections education, including research, archives of online discussions, promising practices, and related resources. The ALE Wiki is an interactive forum where anyone can add or edit resources that connect research and practice in adult literacy.

The Health Literacy of America’s Adults: Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy
The Health Literacy of America’s Adults is the first release of the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) health literacy results. The results are a measure of the health literacy of adults living in the United States and are useful when advocating for increased support for adult literacy.

The Health Literacy of U.S. Adults Across GED Credential Recipients, High School Graduates, and Non–High School Graduates  (2008)
Lower health literacy is associated with lower educational attainment. Using data from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), this study examined the health literacy of adults across GED credential recipients, high school graduates, and non–high school graduates by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. Specific populations with lower health literacy levels were identified so that adult education providers and policy makers can target these groups with more support, funding, and better programs to improve their health literacy skills.

 
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