Title

Improving Health Literacy for At-Risk Youth: Educating in the Age of the Internet

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

3-2012

Abstract

Health literacy has been gaining broader attention as a viable method for improving health outcomes. Most of the information on health literacy has addressed its function among adult populations in healthcare settings. This presentation will describe the basics of health literacy, such as how it is defined, how it can be operationalized in adolescent populations, how it must be part of the prevention vocabulary for adolescent service providers. It will also provide practical strategies to improve health literacy in the age of technology for those who work directly with youth. The ultimate goal is to reduce health risk behaviors in this population.

Sponsorship/Conference/Institution

National Youth at Risk Conference (NYAR)

Location

Savannah, GA

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