Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Communicating Numerical Health Information

Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information. This 90 minute/1.5 credit hour webinar is an introduction for anyone who wants to improve communication of health information that involves numeracy.

Objectives

After completing this class participants will be able to:

  • Understand their role in communicating health risk and benefits to individuals
  • Understand risk and benefit statistics from an individual's perspective
  • Understand that the communication of numbers must be clear and easy to understand
  • Understand that numeracy is a key component of health literacy and shared decision making in managing one’s health
Class Length

90 minutes

Class Owner(s)

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Instructor(s)

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Continuing Education

This class qualifies for Medical Library Association (MLA) Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Level 1.

This class qualifies for Medical Library Association (MLA) Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Level 2.

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Satisfies MLA CHIS Level 1 and 2

CHIS Competencies

C5. Communication, Reference, and Instruction

C6. Literacy and Health Literacy

Classes

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