Math Games Health Literacy Practices in Primary Care Settings: Examples From the Field Overview Low health literacy is widespread among U.S. patients, yet limited research has been done to assess the effects of health literacy practices designed to combat the problem, particularly among safety-net providers in primary care settings. This report presents findings from a 2005 study in which the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved first did an online survey of health care facilities across the country and then followed it up with visits to five selected sites for staff and patient interviews. Executive Summary One might think that "health literacy," defined by the Institute of Medicine as the ability to read, understand, and act on health information, is something we could take for granted in this technologically advanced society. Although low health literacy can affect all populations, it is a particular problem among those of modest financial means, many of whom are older adults or peoplewith limited education or English proficiency. Study Goals and Methods S.
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3D Shapes . Polyhedron There are many types of three-dimensional shapes. You've surely seen spheres and cubes before. In this lesson, you'll learn about polyhedra — three-dimensional shapes whose faces are polygons — and you'll also learn about two special types of polyhedra: prisms and pyramids. Polyhedra A die is in the shape of a cube. A three-dimensional shape whose faces are polygons is known as a polyhedron. The faces of a cube are squares. The other parts of a polyhedron are its edges, the line segments along which two faces intersect, and its vertices, the points at which three or more faces meet. Next: Explore PrismsExplore Prisms
Math Playground Research Activities, October 2007: Health Literacy: Strategies to improve health literacy for diverse populations should address literacy, language, and cultural barriers This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Persons who find it difficult to obtain, process, and understand health information and navigate the health care system are considered to have limited health literacy. Health literacy strategies must be integrated with those targeted to culturally diverse individuals and those with limited English proficiency (LEP), recommend Dennis P. For example, a patient's low score on a health literacy assessment could be due to low literacy, LEP, or lack of familiarity with Western health terms and concepts. Editor's Note: October is Health Literacy Month.
Fractions by The Math Learning Center How To Use Fractions Working with Fraction Bars and Circles More Toolbar Items Overview Fractions lets students use a bar or circle to represent, compare, and perform operations with fractions with denominators from 1 to 100. About Us This app is brought to you by The Math Learning Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to K-12 math education since 1976. This app was crafted by Clarity Innovations. © 2020 Math Learning Center | Fractions version 1.1.10 Guided Math: Getting Started Let me say this first and foremost... The first several weeks are critical in correctly teaching students the procedures and expectations for guided math. Not following through or cutting corners can lead to frustration and guided math failure. Clear Communication: NIH Health Literacy Initiative The NIH Office of Communications and Public Liaison (OCPL) and its 27 component public affairs offices work to connect research with the public. OCPL serves as liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on a number of issues related to health literacy. OCPL has established the NIH “Clear Communication” initiative that focuses on achieving two key objectives of health literacy: Providing information in the form and with the content that is accessible to specific audiences based on cultural competence, and Incorporating plain language approaches and new technologies. The first phase of the “Clear Communication” program involves building upon sound research results provided by trans-NIH programs and activities. OCPL also maintains a resource Web site that includes synopses of research. Health communication is the study and use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual and community decisions that enhance health. Health Literacy Plain Language
Pattern Shapes by the Math Learning Center How To Use Pattern Shapes Working with Shapes Working with Outlines Outlines are silhouettes on the workspace that can be filled in with shapes. Working with the Protractor More Toolbar Items Overview Students use Pattern Shapes to explore geometry and fractions, creating their own designs, or filling in outlines. About Us This resource is brought to you by The Math Learning Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to K-12 education since 1976. This app was crafted by Clarity Innovations. © 2020 Math Learning Center | Pattern Shapes version 2.1.11