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Health Literacy

By | July 25, 2014

health-literacyIn the United States, two-thirds of the population read at an eight-grade level or below. When it comes to health information, most Americans have the ability to read and write at the fifth-grade level. What are the consequences and costs of poor health care literacy and what is being done to improve this problem?

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HOST: Thad Woodard, MD

GUESTS: 

  • Rhonda M. Johnson, DrPH, MPH, FNP Chair, Department of Health Sciences, UAA
  • Barry D Weiss, MD is a tenured professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine, and an affiliate professor of public health in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage

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