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Health Literacy Class in Houston

The NN/LM SCR will be offering the Promoting Health Literacy through Easy-to-Read Materials class at the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library in Houston:

Thursday, January 13, 2011
8:30 am – 12:30 pm

This is a 4-hour hands-on class. Participants in the class will gain experience in the large group and break-out groups to critique, rewrite and create materials that allow health and wellness information to be conveyed quickly and clearly. We’ll review the disconnect between information providers and information seekers, the process of educating adults, the success of “plain language” initiatives and the importance of text, type, graphics, space and layout. During the class you will review and edit documents to gain new awareness, new skills, and access to further resources. Clear health communication is the goal, regardless of medium.

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 4 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

To register for the class, go to:

As always, all NN/LM SCR classes are free and open to anyone.

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