Education and Literacy. Presenter Tool – revised summer 2013. Education and Literacy (prezi). OUTLINE Objectives TED Talk Definitions Global Context Local Context Role of Primary Care Discussion / Activities. Objectives.
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Presenter Tool – revised summer 2013
no clean drinking water, lack of transportation to hospital, distance from health facilities
poverty, food security, housing, access to health care
How education affects achievement of the Millennium Development Goals
How can the international community reach the global goal of universal primary education and gender parity at all levels of education by 2015?
How can developing countries get out-of-school children into school?
"Literacy means more than knowing how to read, write or calculate. It involves understanding and being able to use the information required to function effectively."
…as are children in rural areas,
…as are children from ethnic and linguistic minorities,
…as are children with disabilities, and
…as are children affected by armed conﬂict
How do low literacy skills impact on Canadians?
What barriers and challenges will your patients with low literacy skills encounter?
1996-97 National Population Health Survey (NPHS):
1990 Canada Health Promotion Survey:
Primary health care services often include:
Patient / Family / Community level of education, understanding will influence all of the above
Direct Effects of Literacy on Health
Living and Working Conditions
Personal Health Practices and Coping Skills
Biology and Genetic Endowment
One of the most commonly used indicators of health is self-rated health status
Behavioural measure of health is long-term activity limitation at home, work or school:
How the Health Care Field can address this:
When health practitioners are sensitive to the potential role of literacy in comprehension, they are more likely to check that what they are saying is indeed being understood and to use simpler or alternative explanations as necessary to ensure that their message actually is being received.
Anumber of medical practitioners have indicated that they eventually came to realize that what they initially thought was lack of compliance by their patients was instead a lack of understanding.