Which of the following is NOT correct about health literacy?
it is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decision
involves cultural influences on both the professional and the public
if one is literate, they are health literate
involves more than communication between physicians and their patients
Which of the following best describes literacy?
an individual can read and write, and communicate with other individuals
able to read on a high school level, and speak English
an individual's ability to read, write, and speak in English and compute and solve problems at levels
able to read and write on a college level, and speak some English
What percentage of high school graduates have limited health literacy?
Which of the following is a factor that affect health literacy in the public health system and professional practice?
Communication skills of public health professionals
existing public health infrastructure
cultural and linguistic suitability of health info and services
What percentage of adults showed the highest proficiency level on literacy tasks?
What is the role of stakeholders?
improve health status
increase public access to recommended preventive care
all of the above
Which of the following is a core functional area?
T/F: Barriers include securing resources, getting individuals with limited health literacy skills to advocate for themselves, and experiencing stigma and shame
What are the most common barrier(s) for public health professionals?
use of technical or medical terminology
limited awareness of cultural differences
focusing on actions rather than information
What are strategies to improve health literacy?
use plain language
design messages that are participator and user-centered
use eye contact and hand movements
educate patients on common words
Which of following is not a potential partnership?
adult education centers
social service providers
local job training programs
T/F: Media is the primary source of health information for many adults in the US.
Which of the following address health literacy needs?
educating and empowering people
ensuring a competent public health workforce
What are the 2 essential services in public health assessment?
inform, educate, empower
monitor health status to identify/solve problems
develop policies and plans to support health efforts
diagnosing and investigating health problems/hazards