After watching all six of the Paul Smith Health Literacy videos linked in the Background Info, discuss what you learned. The videos will take about 30 minutes to watch, so plan ahead. Be sure to address the following:
• what health literacy is
• who has low health literacy
• how literacy affects health
• how and why health literacy is often not considered by health professionals
• why health literacy should matter to health educators
In one paragraph, summarize how this assignment has helped you in developing proficiency in the Health Education areas of responsibility. Be specific in mentioning the area and its associated competencies.
University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine Media (2012). Paul Smith Health Literacy Series. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL796E4476B825D29A (Watch all 6 videos – a total of about 30 minutes)