Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) December 09, 2013
“Adults with lower levels of skills in literacy are more likely to report having a fair to poor health than those with higher proficiency, even when account is taken of education attainment and other background characteristics,” reports Eugene Owen, PIAAC National Project Manager, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in discussing the new PIAAC report, a comprehensive look at literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in a digital environment in 23 technology-rich countries.
These findings and other information regarding health care and health literacy will be discussed Wed, December 11th, 2:00 to 3:00 pm, EST at a free webinar hosted by Health Literacy Innovations -- http://www.HealthLiteracyInnovations.com -- a company that creates tools to help eliminate medical mistakes and confusion due to low health literacy.
To sign up for the webinar to learn about PIAAC and its impact on the health care community, please visit http://www.healthliteracyinnovations.com/resources/webinars.
About Health Literacy Innovations
Health Literacy Innovations (HLI) creates tools to help eliminate medical mistakes and confusion due to low health literacy. HLI's flagship product, the Health Literacy Advisor™ (in Spanish--Asesor de Comunicación en Salud™) is the nation's first, only, and most powerful health literacy software tool. As a "health literacy checker," the HLA streamlines the review and simplification process by allowing users to assess the readability of their documents and then fix it using plain language principles. The HLA applies nine well-known readability indices in English and six indices in Spanish and an interactive search-and-replace function to eliminate hard-to-read terms and phrases and medical jargon with plain language alternatives. The combination of these two functions, a document "grade" with a readability score/grade level, and the ReadsEasy™ stamp (a reward for good work) sets the HLA software apart from programs or readability indices alone. For more information, please visit HealthLiteracyInnovations.com or call 301-230-4966.